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October 7, 2014

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Photo courtesy of Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Most people imagine pyramids, temples, or huge statues when someone mentions Egyptian archaeology. Jennifer Gates-Foster will reveal the value of the smaller bits of the archaeological record and discuss their importance in developing a real understanding of the peoples of ancient Egypt. She is just back from a summer in the field, analyzing the pottery from recent excavations at the Ptolemaic gold mine of Samut in Egypt’s Eastern Desert, and co-directing an excavation at Omrit (Israel) focused on a 3rd to 5th century settlement near a major Roman temple on the ancient road from the Mediterranean coast to Damascus.

Jennifer Gates-Foster, Assistant Professor of Classics

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Spotlight on Scholars events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

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