Elephantine Island

4 February 2017

Join us at the Nicholson Museum for our 2017 free Saturday lecture series Postcards from the Past. Our first lecture of the year is presented by Dr Thomas Hikade.

Elephantine lies in the Nile, opposite the modern city of Aswan in the south of Egypt. The ancient remains of Elephantine have created a settlement hill approximately 12-13m high, spanning almost 5000 years from the end of the 4th millennium BC to 13th/14th century AD. In this lecture Dr Hikade will focus on the Early Dynastic Period and the Pyramid Age of the settlement.

 

The 2017 lecture series Postcards from the Past is sponsored by our good friends at Academy Travel

Event details

  • When: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
    Find us on a Map
  • Cost: Free
  • RSVP: Register online now by entering your details at the bottom of the page. Click ‘register’ once and wait for the screen to refresh. You will receive a confirmation email in your inbox shortly after.
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    W Nicholson Museum 
  • More info: Museum Opening Times:
    Monday To Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm
    The First Saturday of Every Month 12noon - 4.00pm
    Closed on Public Holidays
  • Speaker/ Performer: Dr Thomas Hikade received his PhD from Heidelberg University where he studied Egyptology, Near Eastern Archaeology and Prehistory. He taught in Germany at Trier University before a short spell at the University of Sydney in 2002-2004. He was Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2012 with one year at Brown University as Visiting Professor for Egyptian Archaeology.  Dr Hikade has worked on excavations throughout Egypt since 1988 and was Co-director of the excavations at Hierakonpolis from 2005-2008. Dr Hikade worked on Elephantine Island between 1997 and 2006 as a specialist in stone tools. He is currently an Honorary Associate of the Department of Archaeology of the University of Sydney.
  • Sponsored by: Academy Travel
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Elephantine Island

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
Find us on a Map
When

4 February 2017


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