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Free lecture on archaeological geophysics at the Saqqara necropolis, Egypt

29 Nov 2012

Free event on Wednesday 5 December at The Manchester Museum.

  • 3-4pm: lecture
  • 4-4.30pm: discussion followed by tea and coffee

Dr Margaret Murray, the first person responsible for the Egyptology collection at Manchester Museum, spent time in Egypt recording the tombs located on the Saqqara plateau.

Since 1990, the Saqqara Geophysical Survey Project (SGSP) has been creating an archaeological and sub-surface map of the same site, using a range of modern geophysical sensing techniques.

Curator Campbell Price, now the director of the project, explains how Dr. Murray’s recording work provides a precedent for the SGSP’s mission, and discusses its methods and most recent results.

Booking not required.