Thursday, April 21, 2011

Egyptologist comes to Southeast

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - Dr. Sara Orel of Truman State University visited Southeast Missouri State on Wednesday afternoon to present a lecture titled “Saints, Snakes, and Survey in Upper Egypt.”

The accomplished Art Historian spoke about her time in Egypt where she surveyed quarries and tombs of the ancient Egyptian Civilization.

“Over three seasons we documented twelve quarries and mapped over one hundred tombs, planning several of the tombs in more detail,” she said.

Dr. Orel explained how she and her team surveyed Egyptian resources and surroundings. From their findings, they deduced reasons for settling in certain locations as well as proposed tactical choices the landscape provided for defense as well as comfort.

Daniel Rohr, KRCU


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