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04.04.2011

Dr David Jeffreys confirmed as speaker at the 'Pyramid Age' study day

Dr David Jeffreys, Director of the EES Survey of Memphis, has been confirmed as a speaker at the June study day, 'Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids'.

Details of the talk are as follows:

One of our cities is missing! (Where was Memphis in the Old Kingdom?)

The work of the Survey has focussed recently on the early development of the city in the Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom periods. Geophysics, sediment coring and pilot excavation all seem to indicate a location in the Nile Valley east of the famous Saqqara mastaba field, but the shifting location of pyramid sites over time might also provide a clue. This talk tries to probe and analyse the distribution of pyramids, not only as individual funerary complexes but also as a reflection of the real capital settlement of Memphis. 

Can the pyramids themselves show us where the ancient capital city of Memphis was during the Early Dynastic and Old Kingdom?

For the full programme or to book your place please see here. 

 

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