Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Northern Cal. Egyptology Lecture Feb. 11: High Officials Under Senwosret III

The American Research Center in Egypt, Northern California Chapter, and the Near Eastern Studies Department, University of California, Berkeley, invite you to attend a lecture by Dr. Kei Yamamoto, Egyptologist and research specialist at the University of Arizona:

High Officials Under the Reign of King Senwosret III

Sunday, February 11, 3 pm

Room 20 Barrows Hall
UC Berkeley Campus

(Near the intersection
of Bancroft Way
and Barrow Lane)

About the Lecture:

Senwosret III (1878-1840 BCE), also known as Senusert III, Sesostris III) was the 5th king of the 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. His reign is often considered the height of the Middle Kingdom, which in turn has been called the Golden Age in Egypt's history, when art, literature, architecture, science, and other facets of Egyptian culture reached an unprecedented level of refinement, the economy flourished, and military and trade expeditions filled the nation's treasuries.

But what do we know of the administrative officials who served under Senwosret III?  This presentation introduces some of the highest-ranking officials, viziers, treasurers, and chief stewards, who probably played vital roles in the successful reign of Senwosret III. The lecture incorporates results from the speaker's fieldwork at Abydos and Dahshur.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Yamamoto is a research specialist at the University of Arizona. He received his doctorate in Egyptology at the University of Toronto and previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, where he co-curated a major special exhibition on the Middle Kingdom period. Since 2001, he has engaged in 11 seasons of archaeological fieldwork at several sites in Egypt: Abydos, Tell Tebilla, and Dahshur.

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