Events

"Looting and Its Aftermath: Excavating El Hibeh, Middle Egypt" Presented by Dr. Carol Redmount
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 7:30pm to Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 8:30pm

This May, please join us to hear about the current status of El Hibeh, formerly one of the best preserved Third Intermediate Period sites anywhere in Egypt, to understand how looting has impacted the future of archeology in Egypt. UC Berkeley began to work at this site in 2001, following in the legacy of other archeologists since the 1890s. Following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011 and sporadically afterwards, massive looting and destruction has occurred at the El Hibeh site and Dr. Redmount's team was able to return to document the damage this past summer.

This research will be presented by the El Hibeh Project Director, Dr. Carol Redmount (B.A., Oberlin College: M.T.S Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. University of Chicago). Dr. Redmount is a field archeologist who has worked in Egypt, Jordan, Cyprus, Israel, and the United States. She is an Associate Professor of Egyptian Archeology in and Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies of the University of California, Berkeley. She was also the past president of the American Research Center in Egypt. She has directed the El Hibeh Project since 2001.

This event is made possible with the American Research Center in Egypt and with the cosponsorship of the Middle East Studies Center. The event is open and free to the public.

Location

Smith Memorial Student Union Room 238

Portland State University

Time

Begins at 7:30pm