Dr. Peter Lacovara, co-author (with Yvonne J. Markowitz) of Nubian Gold: Ancient Jewelry from Sudan and Egypt (AUC Press, 2019) will give a talk on February 2 at the British Council in Cairo. The director of the Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund will speak about the fabled land of Nubia, whose very name means ‘gold,’ famous in ancient times for its supplies of precious metal, exotic material, and intricate craftsmanship.
Many of the treasures made in Nubia are masterpieces of the jeweler’s art—marvels of design and construction rivaling, and often surpassing those made in Egypt and the rest of the ancient Mediterranean world. Although these unique treasures are among the most stunning to have survived from antiquity, they remain little known, as do the exciting tales of their discovery and the rich background of the exotic and remote civilizations that produced them. Read more about Nubian Gold.
The event is organized by the Egypt Exploration Society.
Location: Garden Room, British Council, 192 Sharia el-Nil, Agouza, Cairo. Free lecture. No booking is necessary. For more details about the event, click here.