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Exhibition Opening Lecture | Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan

Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis

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This exhibition presents a group of unusual finds from a Kelsey Museum field project in northern Sudan: figural graffiti carved in antiquity by visitors to the site of El-Kurru, which was a pyramid cemetery of kings and queens of ancient Kush in the first millennium BCE. In the opening lecture, exhibition co-curators Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis discuss the historical context and meaning of the graffiti, as well as their work to discover, catalogue, understand, and preserve them.

Reception follows at the Kelsey Museum.

Geoff Emberling is an associate research scientist at the Kelsey Museum and co-director of the International Kurru Archaeological Project. Suzanne Davis is an associate curator and head of Conservation at the Kelsey Museum

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this lecture, please contact the education office (734-647-4167) at least two weeks in advance. We ask for advance notice as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
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