New science on archaeological remains from the pyramid workers’ settlement, and the Pyramids themselves, continues to reveal surprising new information about Egypt’s most famous monuments. By harnessing cosmic rays, a new chamber was discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu (c. 2560 BCE). Scientific analysis on the humblest of artefacts - fragments of ancient pottery - exposed the far distant reach of Egypt’s international relations under the great kings of the era. This lecture explores several exciting new stories from the Giza plateau, and the role of science and archaeology in moving debate about the site beyond mere speculation.
22 Jul 2020
The Near Eastern Archaeology Foundation, Australia, New South Wales