This lecture is co-sponsored by the the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. Room TBD.

The Mystery of the White Walls:

New Discoveries at Memphis

a lecture by

Dr. Galina Belova

Supervisor of the Center of Egyptological Studies,
Russian Academy of Science

Since 2002, a Russian team has been working at Kom Tum, near the Djoser Pyramid complex and the ancient site of Memphis. Excavations surrounding the Persian era palace of Apries have revealed other palaces, fortresses, and temples dating back to the Old Kingdom. This lecture will present the recent results of their excavations and what it suggests about the area over time.