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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Reminder: ARCE-NC Egyptology Lecture Sunday (12/11) - Every Tomb Tells a Story

The lectures now start at 3 p.m., not 2:30 p.m.  A Holiday souk precedes the lecture at 2 p.m.

The Northern California Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt; the Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley, are sponsoring the following lecture:

Every Tomb Tells a Story

By Dr. Melinda Hartwig
The Michael C. Carlos Museum
Emory University

WHEN: 3 p.m. Sunday, December 11, 2016

WHERE: 20 Barrows Hall, Barrow Lane and Bancroft Way, UC Berkeley

There is no admission, but donations are welcomed.

A Holiday Souk precedes the lecture at 2 p.m., with sales of Egyptian-themed books and items to benefit ARCE Northern California and the Baer-Keller Egyptology Library of the Department of Near Eastern Studies.



The painted decoration in the unfinished tomb chapel of Neferrenpet (TT43) offers a treasure trove of information. In the chapel, several royal kiosk scenes contain unidentified kings with only one identified by cartouche as Amenhotep II. This led scholars to date the tomb to the reign of this king. However, iconographic evidence suggests another date and may reveal an interregnum. The tomb chapel also includes a number of hieratic notes that caption scenes and identify individual figures, one of whom may have decorated the tomb. Using this as a point of departure, this talk will treat the mechanics of Theban tomb painting and discuss the role of scribes in the decorative process.


Dr. Melinda Hartwig is the current President of the American Research Center in Egypt as well as Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Besides curating a number of exhibitions, she has authored four books and a wide array of articles. Dr. Hartwig's recent publication, A Companion to Ancient Egyptian Art (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), received the 2016 PROSE award. She has worked in Egypt since 1983, directing Theban tomb projects, both large and small, as a recipient of NEH and USAID grants, among others. In addition to lecturing around the world, she is a frequent on-air expert for the National Geographic Channel, The Science Channel, The Smithsonian Channel, PBS and the BBC. She is a Professor Emerita of Georgia State University.


Parking is available in U.C. lots after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends for a fee. Ticket dispensing machines accept either $5 bills or $1.00 bills, and credit cards. Parking is available in Parking Structure B on Bancroft between Hearst Gym and Kroeber Hall and just across the street from the University Art Museum. Parking is also available under the shops on Bancroft opposite Barrows Hall. There is a parking structure under the Student Union further west on Bancroft.

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