Rita Freed, John F. Cogan Jr. and Mary L. Cornille Chair, Art of the Ancient World, discusses this little-known site excavated by the Harvard-Boston Expedition. Although most of its 1,400 graves were plundered, some contained unique human and animal figures that shed light on the beginnings of Egyptian art. The lecture includes viewing of Egyptian objects from storage, and is followed by a reception in the Art of the Ancient World office.

This is a private event for   Lotus Society participants.

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