The Nile Scribes are pleased to host our first guest blogger to bring you the highlights of the SSEA’s 42nd Symposium Aegyptus: Egypt under Roman Rule.
In another instalment of the SSEA Toronto Chapter Summer lecture series, Gayle Gibson spoke this week on Tanis: the Second-hand Capital and its Untouched Royal Tombs to an overfilled room. Known widely for her engaging lecture style, Gayle Gibson is a former president of the SSEA and recently retired from her lengthy tenure in the Education department at the Royal Ontario Museum. Gayle is an expert in all things related to mummies and garnered fame in her identification of the mummy of Ramesses I at the Niagara Falls Museum. For her talk, she described the intriguing site of Tanis, known for being the eastern Delta capital of the ‘Libyan’ kings of the Third Intermediate Period.
This past Wednesday, Annissa Malvoisin presented Meroë: Capital of Kush at a lecture event hosted by the Toronto Chapter of the SSEA. Annissa is a 2nd year PhD student at the University of Toronto in the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. She is interested in Egyptian-Nubian relations as well as ceramic typologies and plans on writing her dissertation on Meroitic ceramic cultures. The lecture covered the excavation history at Meroë, major structures at the site with special emphasis on the temples, some notable finds and their cultural markers, and the ceramic styles of Meroitic artisans.