The Alexandrian Necropolis Project is happy to organize a half-day study meeting on Alexandrian Funerary Archaeology, at the Library Auditorium of the School of Philosophy (Zografou Campus), on Wednesday, 2 November 2022 from 17:00-20:00.
17.00-17.15: Welcome addresses by the Rector of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Professor Meletios-Athanasios Dimopoulos, and the Dean of the School of Philosophy, Professor Achilleas Chaldaiakis
17.15-17.45: Dimitris Plantzos, Professor of Classical Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: To Live and Die in Ptolemaic Alexandria: The Story so Far
17.45-18.15: Opening lecture by Mona Haggag, Professor Emerita of Classical Archaeology, University of Alexandria, President of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria, Egypt: Fusion of Egyptian-Greek art in the Alexandrian Tombs and the Creation of an Alexandrian (Ptolemaic) Style
18.15-18.45: Kyriakos Savvopoulos, Researcher of the Archaeological Society of Alexandria: Funerary Architecture in Hellenistic Alexandria
18.45-19.15: Nikolas Dimakis, Assistant Professor of Classical Archaeology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens: Funerary Practices and Funerary Contexts in Alexandrian Archaeology
The meeting is open to all.
The Alexandrian Necropolis Project; About:
The project revisits the important burial site of Shatby, in Alexandria, in order to further investigate mortuary practices in Ptolemaic Egypt. Activities deal both with issues of site management as well as of up-to-date documentation, aiming to the dynamic re-introduction of the Shatby Necropolis in the archaeological and further cultural map of present-day Alexandria. All archaeological, construction, and restoration works are carried out according to permission and under the supervision of the Ministry of Antiquities (MOA), the legal custodian of the site. The Archaeological Society of Alexandria (ASA) coordinates with the MOA and liaise with any other Egyptian authorities as necessary. The ASA keeps audit-ready financial records of the project and is responsible for reporting. The project is funded by the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
As of 2021, The National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) has joined the project within the frame of a five-year memorandum of cooperation (2021-2025) between its Department of History and Archeology and the Archaeological Society of Alexandria. According to the memorandum, the University contributes to the excavation, recording, and, mainly, study of the Shatby Necropolis.