11am-12pm (UK) / 1-2pm (Egypt)

The Japanese-Egyptian mission to North Saqqara has excavated at the eastern escarpment at the North Saqqara plateau since 2017. In August 2019, we discovered the first Roman catacomb ever found in Saqqara. The catacomb consists of a long vaulted mudbrick passage to the entrance to the rock-cut chamber and several side rooms. In the course of excavation, we found several stelae with Greek inscriptions, fragments of terracotta figurines of Isis-Aphrodite, ramps, and many Roman pottery sherds. A number of human remains were found both inside and outside the catacomb. This lecture will present the latest result of the excavation at the Roman catacomb.

Nozomu Kawai is Professor of Egyptology at Kanazawa University in Japan and the director of the Japanese-Egyptian mission to North Saqqara. He earned his BA and MA in Archaeology at Waseda University and completed his Ph.D. in Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in history, art, and archaeology of the New Kingdom in Egypt, with a particular emphasis on the period from the late Eighteenth Dynasty to the Nineteenth Dynasty.

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