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The Mummies of Aswan: The Missing Link

In this talk on Thursday, Nov. 2, Patrizia Piacentini from University of Milan (commonly referred to as "La Statale") will share the first results of archaeological research conducted at Egypt's West Bank, highlighting the multicultural environment of the necropolis and possible diverse geographical origins of the people buried there. In recent years more than four hundred ancient tombs, dating from the 6th century BCE to the 3rd century CE, have been discovered on the West Bank at Aswan, Egypt, near the Aga Khan mausoleum. A multidisciplinary team, including the Egyptian-Italian Mission, has found more than a hundred individuals along with their funerary equipment. This hybrid lecture is free and open to the pubic. Free event parking is available at 52 Oxford Street Garage. This event is presented by Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and Harvard Museums of Science & Culture.


24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Harvard Square


Date & Time

  • Thu Nov 2, 2023

    • 10:00pm - 11:00pm


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