Kemet Klub

Nubian Treasures


Dr Peter Lacovara
Sunday 18th and 25th August 2024

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Nubian Treasures
Dr Peter Lacovara

4 lectures delivered over 2 afternoons. Sunday 18th & 25th August 2024
2pm UK time.

We love to see you for the live lectures, but if you have to miss one, don't worry, you can of course catch up (or watch again) at your leisure via the recordings. You will have access to the recorded lectures for a whole month after the last live lecture. Recordings will be available until 25th September

The fabled land of Nubia was famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic materials, and intricate craftsmanship. Many of the unique adornments that were made in Nubia are masterpieces of the jeweler’s art—marvels of design and construction rivaling, and often surpassing anything found in the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world. Although these unique treasures are among the most stunning to have survived from antiquity, they remain little known. This course will tell the story not only of the treasures but also the exciting tales of their discovery.  Covering over five thousand years we will cover the full spectrum of Nubian history, from the earliest beginnings of society to the advent of Christianity.

We will also reveal the innovative techniques used to procure the precious materials used in the jewelry and the skills and techniques that went into crafting them.  In addition we will explain the magical purpose and coded meaning of the ornaments. We will illustrate not only the intricately crafted pieces themselves, but also the depictions of them in sculpture, relief, and painting as well as references to them in ancient texts.

Sunday 18th August

Lecture 1: The History and Archaeology of Nubia

Lecture 2: The Hidden Treasure of a Nubian Queen

Sunday 25th August

Lecture 3: Gold and jewels: from Mines to Manufacture

Lecture 4: Rediscovering a Lost Kingdom

Dr Peter Lacovara

Peter Lacovara is the Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund.  He was Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum from 1998 to 2014.  Previously he served as Assistant Curator in the Department of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Currently, he is also Consulting Curator for the Egyptian Collection at the Albany Institute of History and Art and Visiting Research Scholar at the American University in Cairo. Peter Lacovara has consulted and been engaged in museum installations and exhibitions at numerous museums in Egypt and the US. In addition he has taught at a number of Universities and was also  the W. K. Simpson Distinguished Visiting Professor at the American University in Cairo.

His archaeological fieldwork has included excavations at the Valley of the Kings at Thebes, the Palace-City of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Western Thebes, Abydos, Hierakonpolis and at the Giza Plateau, and currently he is directing the survey and restoration of the site of Deir el-Ballas.  His publications include studies on Daily Life and Urbanism in Ancient Egypt, Egyptian Mortuary Traditions, and the Material Culture of Ancient Egypt and Nubia.

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