Online lecture: The economy of building the pyramids
Lecture from Dr. Claire Malleson, Director of Archaeological Science
The Egypt Exploration Society will be offering a free online lecture this week from Dr. Claire Malleson, AERA's Director of Archaeological Science.
The economy of "building" the pyramids:
When people ask "how were the pyramids built?" they are usually thinking about the engineering of the construction, not about the phenomenal level of careful planning and logistics that had to be in place in order for the project to even begin to be possible. One critically important aspect that is rarely considered is the provision of food – bread, meat, beer, fish – to the teams involved. This talk will present current research on evidence for the logistics of providing to the "workers" at Giza in the 3rd Millennium BC.
This lecture will be offered twice, but will not be recorded. To register, visit the EES website & book your spot now:
Dr. Claire Malleson is the Assistant Professor of Archaeology at the American University of Beirut and Director of Archaeological Science for Ancient Egypt Research Associates. She specializes in the study of ancient Egyptian plant remains and agriculture.
Our members and donors support our excavations in Egypt, field school training, rescue archaeology, conservation, education and outreach. Members receive printed copies of AERAgrams and annual reports as soon as they are published.