7 July 2018 Start
7 July 2018 End
13:40 - 17.15 Time
UK G6, Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY


Latest Research from Karnak: The column decoration in the Hypostyle Hall

Saturday, 7 July 2018

In this joint study day between the EES and Friends of the Petrie Museum, Prof Revez will present the latest work of the joint University of Memphis and Université du Québec à Montréal project in the hypostyle hall at Karnak.


13.40 Doors open for registration
14.00 – 15.15 Past and present research on the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak: objectives and outcomes
15.15 – 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 17.00 Understanding the purpose and challenges of the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak
17.00 – 17.15 Q&A


Jean Revez is a professor of Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Near-Eastern history and languages at the University of Quebec, Montréal. He has a B.A. in liberal arts and pursued graduate studies in Egyptology at the University of Heidelberg, and completed his Ph.D. at Paris-Sorbonne University. He has worked extensively in Egypt, most notably at Karnak, where he joined the permanent French missions of the CNRS, as well as joining excavation teams from the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak project, a joint endeavour between the University of Memphis and UQAM.

Professor Revez’s research interests cover kingship and royal ideology, and the role of ‘king’s brother’. His work at Karnak has enabled him to study the relationship between form and function of an ancient architectural structure and the impact of the use of a heritage building on its state of conservation. His work has included developing a new approach to computerized methods of epigraphic and architectural survey of Egyptian monuments.