The Pyramid of Sahura at Abusir: New Perspectives

When and Where

Saturday, June 10, 2023 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Room 2102
Sidney Smith Building (100 St George Street, Toronto)


Mohamed Ismail Khaled


The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities is hosting the Annual Dr. Sally L. D. Katary Memorial Lecture, A fund-raising event for the SSEA’s Dr. Sally L. D. Katary Travel Scholarship.

Dr. Mohamed Ismail Khaled (University of Würzburg) is the director of the Abusir Project, excavating the pyramid complex of Sahura, and currently leads a team excavating and restoring the pyramid complex of Sahura, where the team managed to restore the interior apartments of the pyramid for the first time in centuries. This has changed the current view of the monument. He comes to us fresh from completing the spring season of work at the site. This lecture will focus on the current work and updates on Sahura's pyramid. This ongoing work inside the pyramid has revealed new evidence that has changed the old paradigms.

Dr. Khaled's lecture is in support of the Sally L.D. Katary Travel Scholarship Fund, supporting SSEA student members who wish to travel to Toronto to present at the annual Scholars’ Colloquium. His trip to speak here is being sponsored by the Sally L.D. Katary Speaker Fund.

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* This event is a hybrid event.
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