This Friday at 7pm, in rm. 142, 5 Bancroft Ave (basement of the Earth Sciences Complex), Dr. Timothy Kendall, Northeastern University (Boston) will be speakingMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 14, 2007View Source
This Friday at 7pm, in rm. 142, 5 Bancroft Ave (basement of the Earth Sciences Complex), Dr. Timothy Kendall, Northeastern University (Boston) will be speaking to us on Recent Discoveries at Gebel Barkal in Nubia.
His lecture will cover the excavations of King Aspelta's palace and the astronomical relationship between Barkal and Taharqa's pyramid at Nuri, which explains why Taharqa built his tomb at Nuri and left his ancestors at Kurru.
Timothy Kendall is Senior Research Scientist, African Archaeology at Northeastern University in Boston and Director, NCAM-Northeastern University Archaeological Survey, Bayuda Desert, Sudan. He has served as vice president of the International Society of Nubian Studies, chairman of the organizing committee of a proposed American Center for Sudan Research in Khartoum, Sudan, and a member of the Sudan Archaeological Mission of the University of Rome.
Prior to earning his doctorate from Brandeis University in Mediterranean Studies in 1974, Dr. Kendall earned his his M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern History and Language from the University of Chicago and studied Classical Archaeology as an undergraduate at Oberlin College. A former associate curator of the Department of Egyptian and Near Eastern Art at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, he developed the "Kush: Lost Kingdom of the Nile" exhibition for the Brockton Museum. Dr. Kendall has authored many articles and books on ancient Nubian archaeology and culture and contributed to the catalog of the international exhibition "Sudan: Ancient Kingdoms of the Nile."