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BASONOVA Lecture: Queen for Eternity

Washington, D.C.-area lecture examines the tomb of Queen Meresankh III

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, the Biblical Archaeology Society of Northern Virginia (BASONOVA) will host the lecture “Queen for Eternity: Digital Archaeology and the (After) Life of Meresank III” by Dr. Rachel Aronin, research associate at Harvard University.
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The large, magnificently decorated tomb of Queen Meresankh III provides an exceptional look at the life, status and burial of a royal Egyptian woman of Egypt’s 4th Dynasty. Constructed at Giza near the Great Pyramid, the tomb emphasizes not only Meresankh’s familial roles as daughter and mother, but also aspects of her priestly, royal and religious status. An unparalleled number of statues of women and images of female offering bearers and attendants provide a unique window into the world of ancient Egyptian women at the highest levels of pharaonic society.

The Giza Project at Harvard University has created an archaeologically accurate computer reconstruction of the tomb, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved at Giza. This talk will explore how 3D graphical modeling allows scholars to better visualize Meresankh’s world and shine new light on the shadowy lives of ancient Egyptian women 4,500 years ago.


“Queen for Eternity: Digital Archaeology and the (After) Life of Meresank III,” presented by Dr. Rachel Aronin
Aroma Indian Restaurant
4052 Campbell Ave., Arlington, VA 22206 • (703) 575-8800
Lunch at 2 PM, Lecture at 3 PM
Register here: http://www.basonova.org/files/96397442.pdf
Visit the BASONOVA and Biblical Archaeology Forum (BAF) websites to see more Washington, D.C.-area lectures.


For more on women in ancient Egypt, read “Examining the Lives of Ancient Egyptian Women” by Egyptologist Melinda Nelson-Hurst in Bible History Daily.


 

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