Amarna and King Tut Symposium – University of Pennsylvania Museum and Franklin Institute, Philadelphia

Date: March 31, 2007 - April 1, 2007

Location: University Museum and Franklin Institute, Philadelphia
Cost: $125
Contact Hours: 12
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The Amarna Era Teacherhostel™ King Tutankhamun and Amarna Exhibits

Participants hear from the leading scholars in the field, see the exhibits, and learn about how to teach Egypt in the classroom.

Saturday, University Museum, 9:00-5:00 Amarna: New Research and Discoveries in the Age of Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, University Museum (sponsored by Archaeology Magazine)

On the Eve of Amarna – The Rulership of Amenhotep III and Tiye – Betsy Bryan (Johns Hopkins University)

The Karnak Years: New Light on the Inception of Akhenaten’s Program – Donald Redford (Pennsylvania State University)

The Magic of the Moment: What Happened when Akhenaten Founded Amarna? – Josef Wegner (University of Pennsylvania)

Social Interaction at Akhenaten’s Court: New Research on the Palaces and Houses of Amarna – Kate Spence (University of Cambridge)

The Philadelphia Sunshade Stela of Princess Meritaten: Mystery of A Lost Royal Building – Jennifer Houser Wegner (University of Pennsylvania)

New Keys in Understanding the Amarna Age at Saqqara – Alain Zivie (Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris)

New Light on the Amarna Period at Memphis: the Tomb of Meryneith at Saqqara – Martin Raaven (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Netherlands)

Of Plagues, Pleas and Priorities in Akhenaten’s Empire – Ellen Morris (Columbia University)

Amarna Aftermath: Evidence from the Tomb of Tutankhamun – Nicholas Reeves (The Myers Museum, Eton College, Windsor)

Innovations in the Decoration of Tutankhamun’s Tomb – David Silverman (University of Pennsylvania)

Sunday 9:00-3:00 King Tutankhamun Exhibit, Franklin Museum with Ellen Morris, Columbia University University Museum Egypt and Amarna Exhibits: guided tour Teaching Egypt Workshop

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