Located in the south central Delta, Quesna (Minufiyeh governorate) combines material remains dating from the early Old Kingdom and the Late Period, Ptolemaic and Roman Periods. This study day brings together seven experts who have worked on the project to present a multi-disciplinary understanding of the later history of the site. Quesna will be introduced within its environmental and socio-historical contexts – taking a broader chronological perspective, before presenting the results of analysis on the archaeological, textual and bioanthropological remains associated with the cemetery and falcon necropolis.

This study day is held in memory of Geoffrey Tassie (Tass), 1959-2019


The timings below are for the UK. Please check the time difference in your area before booking. 

13:00 Event opens for attendees
13:15-13:45 The natural environment of Quesna, Prof Mohamed Hamdan
13:45-14:15 Quesna in its historical and geographical contexts, Dr Joanne Rowland
14:15:15-15 Offerings to Horus: Animal Mummies at Quesna, Prof Salima Ikram and Dr Megan Spitzer
15:15-15:30 Break (please do not log off the event)
15:30-16:00 The cemetery, Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Scott Haddow
16:00-16:30 Intersex in Antiquity, Dr Scott Haddow
16:30-17:00 The Pottery from the Quesna Necropolis, Dr Valentina Gasperini
17:00-17:30 Closing discussion, Dr Joanne Rowland
17:30 Event ends

Your attendance matters 

Ticket sales will support the Society’s Publications Fund which will help to cover the production costs of Quesna I, the first monograph of work at the site. We aim to raise £5,000 toward the production costs. If you wish to support the publication of this volume further, then please contact Dr Carl Graves using [email protected] to discuss further. Those donating £500 or more will be named in the volume and receive a free copy when it is printed - and we'll pop you on the guest list for this online study day! Thank you for your support.

Please note

Register in advance using the link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Webinars have a limited attendance capacity, so please only sign up if you’re confident that you can attend. We recommend that you join our online events using a PC or laptop.

Please ensure that you have read our guide to attending EES online events before the event begins. This event will not be recorded. 

Warning: This event will contain images of human remains

Cairo Associates

If you are an EES Cairo Associate, then please contact the Cairo Office to receive discounted tickets. You can also renew your Cairo Associate subscription or join by contacting the Cairo Office. The joining link will be emailed to you before the event starts. 

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