Tomb Construction in New Kingdom Egypt – University of Copenhagen

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Tomb Construction in New Kingdom Egypt

The Velux-sponsored project Tomb building in ancient Egypt, 1500-1000 BC: economy and infrastructure (dir. Fredrik Hagen) is organising a two-day workshop in connection with the preparation of an edited volume. Leading specialists have been invited to write chapters on a wide range of topics relating tomb construction in the Egyptian New Kingdom, from planning and design to construction and decoration. The authors will present preliminary overviews of their chapters, followed by short discussions of each individual contribution. 

Attendance is free and open to all. Registration is mandatory as space is limited. Anyone interested in attending should register via email to Sika Pedersen no later than September 14, 2017.

Programme

September 21


09:00 – 09:30    Registration and welcome
09:30 – 10:15    Piers Litherland - The positioning and construction of royal monuments                              in the Royal Necropoleis at Thebes
10:15 – 11:00    Peter Dorman - Social Imperatives in the Placement and Construction of                               Private Tombs in Ancient Egypt
11:00 – 11:15    Coffee
11:15 – 12:00    Andreas Dorn - Materials: tools, workshops, infrastructure
12:00 – 12:45    Dimitri Laboury, Huges Tavier & Alexis Den Doncker - Practicalities of                                    Elite Theban Tombs Making (in the New Kingdom)
12:45 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 14:45    Chris Eyre - The administration of tomb construction
14:45 – 15:30    Betsy Bryan - The practicalities of construction
15:30 – 15:45    Coffee
15:45 – 16:30    Angus Graham - From quarry to tomb in the New Kingdom: transport                                  infrastructure and logistics
16:30 – 17:00    General discussion

September 22


09:30 – 10:15    Anna Stevens - Beyond the worksite: daily life and living conditions for                                  tomb workers
10:15 – 11:00    Anne Austin - Accidents, injuries, and care while working on the Royal                                  Tomb
11:00 – 11:15    Coffee
11:15 – 12:00    Nico Staring - New Kingdom tomb reuse for burial: a view from the                                        Memphite necropolis
12:00 – 12:45    Andreas Dorn & Rob Demarée - Modelling and visiting older tombs
12:45 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 14:45    Daniel Polz - On the genesis of a New Kingdom necropolis at Thebes
14:45 – 15:30    Andrea Loprieno-Gnirs - Planning and Construction of a Theban Tomb                                  Cluster
15:30 – 15:45    Coffee
15:45 – 16:30    Publication planning meeting for speakers and respondents
17:00                  Drinks and refreshments

In addition to the speakers, the workshop will feature the following respondents: Tamás Bács, Julia Budka, Kara Cooney, Gretchen Dabbs, Vivian Davies & Steve Vinson.