Dr. Kate Liszka at Wadi el-Hudi Courtesy: Dr. Kate Liszka
Archaeology AbridgedOperation Amethyst
Join us for the first Archaeology Abridged webinar of 2022! On Thursday, January 20 at 1:00 pm ET, Dr. Kate Liszka will present "Operation Amethyst: How Egyptian Kings and Queens got their Bling 4000 years ago" via Zoom.
In her talk, Dr. Liska will discuss the dangers and extremes that thousands of Ancient Eghyptians faced in order to acquire amethyst for the Pharaoh's jewels. As the Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition to the Eastern Desert, Dr. Liszka leads a team that has studied the archaeological evidence for these ancient desert expeditions and also has firsthand experience with many of the perils that the ancient explorers would have fought as well. By investigating the archaeology, art, and inscriptions from Wadi el-Hudi in the Egyptian Eastern Desert, Dr. Liszka will guide us through the whole thrilling process of amethyst acquisition: from finding it, to mining it, while surviving in the dangers of the desert.
Dr. Kate Liszka is Assistant Professor with the Department of History at California State University, San Bernardino, and holds he. She earned her doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania, and from 2012 to 2015 was a Cotsen Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Princeton University. Her areas of specialization include Nubians in Egypt, the Medjay, ethnicity and identity in Antiquity, multicultural Interactions in frontier regions, the Pangrave Archaeological Culture, and large-scale mining expeditions in Antiquity. Dr. Liszka is the Director of the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition in the Egyptian Eastern Desert.