EES Online Study Day,Between Africa and Asia: New research from the Sinai Peninsula
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Online Study Day
Between Africa and Asia: New research from the Sinai Peninsula
Saturday 10th July 2021, 12:00-17:00 (UK)
A study day of the Egypt Exploration Society and the Palestine Exploration Fund.
The Sinai Peninsula forms a geological land bridge between north Africa and western Asia connecting the diverse cultures existing there for thousands of years. However, wider understanding of this area and the interconnections it facilitated are often overlooked. This online study day, organised in partnership by the Egypt Exploration Society and the Palestine Exploration Fund, will consider some of the latest research into the archaeology and history of this unique landscape from its position as a frontier zone, as a melting pot for early Christianity, through to its late antiquity and subsequent historical exploration and mapping.
Speakers: Dr Hesham M. Hussein, Dr Ahmed Shams, Dr Konstantinos D. Politis and Dr Jamie Fraser.
11:50 Event opens 12:00 Tell El-Kedwa: A Saite Period Fortress on Egypt's Eastern Frontier (664-525 B.C.), Dr Hesham M. Hussein 13:00 Mount Sinai: Knowledge-making in "Biblical South" and across the peninsula, Dr Ahmed Shams 14:00-14:30 Break, please do not log out of the event 14:30 From Nabataea to Provicia Arabia and Palaestina Tertia Salutaris: Cultural Continuity in the Sinai Peninsula, Dr Konstantinos D. Politis 15:30 Derring-do and derring-don't: the ill-fated Palmer Sinai Expedition of 1882, Dr Jamie Fraser 16:30 Closing remarks and discussion 17:00 Event closes
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