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Senenmut Redivivus: The Interesting Life & Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Official

April 11, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Humanities Room 365, 415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Senenmut was one of ancient Egypt’s most famous personalities: chief minister and possible lover of Queen Hatshepsut (c. 1473-1478), Egypt’s female pharaoh. More monuments are known for Senenmut than for any other official of the New Kingdom, implying his exceptional status during life. Recently, an unassuming stone fragment in the Manchester Museum, UK, proved the existence of yet another statue of Senenmut. This lecture will present this rediscovery, and attempt to explain the significance of the man, his monuments and legacy.

Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, one of the UK’s largest Egyptian collections. He studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where he is an Honorary Research Fellow. His research focuses on elite monumental expression, particularly non-royal temple sculpture, during the First Millennium BC, and the presentation of ancient Egypt in museums. Campbell has participated in fieldwork at Zawiyet Umm                                                                                    el-Rakham and Saqqara, lectured widely around the UK                                                                                    and Europe,and made international TV and radio                                                                                              appearances.


April 11, 2017
12:30 pm
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Humanities Room 365
415 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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