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Event Details

Nubia: What lies beneath

Wednesday, 7 March 2018 , 19:30
Oriental Museum

Lecture by Dr Carl Graves, Deputy Director and Development Manager, Egypt Exploration Society. This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2017/18 series.

Since 1964 the land of Lower Nubia has lain submerged beneath the waters of Lake Nasser, but so much remained to be discovered, so many questions unanswered. Who were the Nubians? What interaction was there between Egyptians and Nubians? What was the nature of Egyptian imperialism in this southern land? This presentation will introduce the site of Buhen in Nubia through archives preserved at the Egypt Exploration Society in order to answer and investigate some of these unanswered questions.

This lecture is open to all. Lectures are free to Friends. For visitors the cost is £3 (£1 concession).

Contact: oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk