American Research Center in Egypt
New York Chapter

Upcoming Lectures:

The American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter (ARCE/NY) in Association with the Salmagundi Club presents: 

Powerful Women of Thebes: The Tomb of the ‘Three Princesses’ at Deir el-Bahri

SPEAKER: Dr. Janice Kamrin

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DATE/ TIME: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 6:00 P.M. EST. at The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Ave. at 12th St., NY., NY. 

ABSTRACT:  The Met is privileged to display a number of objects from Tomb MMA 60, excavated in the 1920s by Herbert Winlock and the Egyptian Expedition, and gifted to the Museum by the Egyptian government. Dating to around 1000 BCE, this rock-cut sepulcher housed the burial equipment and bodies of at least a dozen elite women and men. This talk will explore the tomb and its occupants, including three priestesses who were members of the immediate family of the High Priests of Amun who controlled the Theban region at this time.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Janice Kamrin holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. Her research interests include Middle Kingdom tomb art, the archaeology of Thebes, and the funerary arts of the first millennium. As a curator in the Department of Egyptian Art at The Met, she oversees matters related to The Museum System (TMS) and technology in general. She is a member of the Joint Expedition to Malqata, the festival city of Amenhotep III, and is working on projects related to the archives of The Met’s early 20th Century Egyptian Expedition. Before coming to The Met, Janice directed several projects at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo, for the American Research Center in Egypt and worked closely with Zahi Hawass, former head of the antiquities service. She is on the board of the American Research Center in Egypt.


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