This workshop will focus on some less well-known aspects of Egyptian archaeology and heritage. Egyptian archaeology usually brings to mind the Dynastic periods, the Nile Valley, massive religious and funerary buildings, philology, and the endeavours of members of the royal families and elite. This workshop will showcase the remarkable richness of Egypt’s vast heritage beyond Pharaonic archaeology with a series of presentations covering different regions and topics. Speakers will present papers on the current state of Egyptian heritage and archaeology, the archaeology of the Coptic and Islamic periods, the archaeology in regions that are either geographically marginal or under threat from urbanisation, and the recording and valorisation of heritage buildings beyond the best known sites. Lectures will also showcase the landscape transformations and the reuse of some classical sites in later periods.
Please note that this is an in-person only event