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Vespasian at Play: 74 AD
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
6:00 PM
Theodore Buttrey, Cambridge University
ISAW 2nd Floor Lecture Hall , 15 East 84th St. New York, NY
An investigation of an inexplicable issue of coins under Vespasian, an essay in numismatic methodology. Event is open to the public

What kind of tyrant died when they killed Julius Caesar?
Friday, 12 September 2014
4:30 PM
J.E. Lendon, University of Virginia
Rhys Carpenter Library B21, Bryn Mawr College

Oasis Magna: Kharga and Dakhla Oases in Antiquity
Friday, 19 September 2014
9:00 AM
ISAW 2nd Floor Lecture Hall , 15 East 84th St. New York, NY
Organized by Roger Bagnall (ISAW) and Gaëlle Tallet (University of Limoges) In the middle of Egypt’s vast Western Desert lie the Kharga and Dakhla Oases, called the Great Oasis in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These islands of green in the midst of the desert plateau were places of refuge and exile, but also of production and culture. For the last four years, the French team working at El-Deir in the Kharga Oasis (University of Limoges, under the direction of Gaëlle Tallet, with the support of specialists from the University of Poitiers) and the NYU team working at Amheida in the Dakhla Oasis under the direction of Roger Bagnall have been collaborating thanks to a grant from the Partner University Fund (French Embassy Cultural Services). In this conference, twenty members of the two teams will present their fieldwork, ranging across landscape, administration, economy, literature, paintings, and society. The talks are open to the public, but space is limited and reservation is required. RSVP: isaw@nyu.edu http://isaw.nyu.edu/events/oasis-magna-kharga-and-dakhla-oases-in-antiquity

Beneath the Sands of Egypt: An archaeologist explores the Valley of the Kings
Saturday, 27 September 2014
3:30 PM
Donald P. Ryan, Pacific Lutheran University
Penn Museum 345, University of Pennsylvania
After nearly two hundred years of exploration, and over ninety years since the finding of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, the Valley of the Kings continues to produce new discoveries and insights. In this lecture, archaeologist/Egyptologist Donald P. Ryan will share some of the many fascinating surprises he has uncovered while investigating some of the lesser-known tombs in the ancient royal cemetery. These include the rediscovery of a tomb in which the recently-identified mummy of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut was found, and indications that a surprising number and variety of individuals were buried amidst the pharaohs in the Valley.
Sponsored by: American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter