Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Visiting Scholar Talk 3/9 at Berkeley: Excavating a Sacred Outcropping at Northwest Saqqara

Excavating a Sacred Outcropping at Northwest Saqqara: The Ramesside Tomb of Isisnofret

Nozomu Kawai, Kanazawa University (Japan)

Thursday, March 9, 5-6 pm

254 Barrows, UC Berkeley

A Japanese mission has been excavating at a remote rocky outcropping to the North-west of the major cemetery in Saqqara since 1991. The team has discovered several important archaeological remains at the site. In this lecture, some major highlights will be represented and the most recent work in the Ramesside tomb of Isisnofret led by Nozomu Kawai will be discussed in detail. 

Nozomu Kawai studied archaeology at Waseda University in Tokyo and  earned his Ph.D. in Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University in 2006. He has taught Waseda University, University of Tsukuba, and American University in Cairo. He was appointed as Associate Professor at Kanazawa University in Japan in 2016. 

Sponsored by the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California Berkeley

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