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Our Next Lecture

The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY) presents: 

After the Fire: The National Museum of Rio de Janeiro Recovers Ancient Egyptian Artifacts

SPEAKER: Dr. Pedro Luiz Diniz Von Seehausen

DATE/ TIME: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:00 P.M. EST. FREE TO THE PUBLIC 

You will be emailed a Zoom link to attend the lecture.
Note: Space is limited to 100 participants. 

ABSTRACT: On the night of September 2 of 2018, a major fire struck the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, located in the Palace at Quinta da Boa Vista, a building of historical importance, and the oldest scientific institution in Brazil. Before the fire, this museum had the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in Latin America.  After the tragedy, a major salvage excavation was conducted in the site to recover the artifacts that survived the fire.  This lecture aims to give a glimpse of this work which brought back more than 300 objects of the Egyptian Collection of Rio de Janeiro.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Pedro Luiz Diniz Von Seehausen received his PhD from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and works at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro in the division of archeology. He was part of the rescue party that conducted the salvage excavation in the wreckage of the museum after the fire of September 02 of 2018 and was responsible for the section where the Egyptian Collection was located. He is a member of the Argentinian Mission in Luxor which has worked at the funerary complex of Neferhotep (TT49, TT187, TT362, TT363, TT347 and TT348) since 2014. He also works in the field of 3D technologies, digital imaging and virtual reality applied to museums.

Please enjoy ARCE’s podcast series. Here are the links:

Aftermath of Tutankhamen’s Reign

A talk by Maggie Bryson that discusses the aftermath of the reign of Tutankhamun, what happened after his death as well as the lasting impacts of the Amarna period on Egypt. She discusses the role of the general Horemheb and the transition to the next Dynasty. 

Tutankhamen’s Court

Nozomu Kawai explains the political situation during the reign of King Tutankhamun and highlights the most important women and men in his court. He also details the vast building program of the King and what could be his motives behind it.

The Lineage of Tutankhamen

This talk, by Dr. Aidan Dodson, discusses Tutankhamen’s family history, the DNA studies done on his mummy and some of the objects found in his tomb.

Inside the Tomb of Tutankhamen

Dr. Salima Ikram discusses the tomb’s treasures and decorations, as well as the king’s mummy and what is unique about it.

Al Amasili Project in Rosetta

We talk with Dr. Kenawi about the Amasili Project: the multidisciplinary conservation of an Ottoman-period house in the center of Rosetta. In addition to learning about its novel approach to heritage conservation, we discuss threats to heritage sites and consider some unanswered questions about Egypt’s last Ptolemaic rulers.

ARCE is hard at work preserving many sites in Egypt for future generations. Please take a look at virtual tours of some of these sites.

The Jewish cemetery of Basatin

The Tomb of Menna

The Bab Zuwayla

Aslam al-Silahdar Mosque

Zawiya-Sabil Faraj IBN Barquq

Monastery of St. Anthony

The Museum at the Monastery of St. Anthony

Theban Tombs 159 and 286

The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak

The Statues of Rahotep and Nofret

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