Friends of the Petrie Museum Study Day: The provincial cemeteries of Rifeh – Saturday, 13 July 2024

Saturday, 13 July 2024

A study day exploring the rich material from Rifeh with Bram Calcoen, Simon Connor, Wolfram Grajetzki, Campbell Price, Marisol Solchaga, John Tait, and Paul Whelan.

In 1907 Flinders Petrie and his team excavated several burial grounds at Rifeh in Middle Egypt. They uncovered about 450 burials dating to the Middle Kingdom, Second Intermediate Period and New Kingdom. Several thousand objects were found and are now in many collections all around the world. Over the last fifteen years those items have been collected in a UCL project and can now be re-united, at least on paper. Join us for an exclusive preview of the upcoming publication content and hear directly from the authors.

VENUE: Lecture Theatre G6, Institute of Archaeology UCL, 31-34 Gordon Sq, WC1H 0PY.

9:15 – 9:40 Arrival and registration

9:40 – 9:45 Welcome

9:45 – 10:45 Wolfram Grajetzki: Petrie and Rifeh, Old Excavations and New Insights

10:45 – 11:30 Marisol Solchaga: Offering-trays and Soul-houses as Evidence of Ritual Practices in the Cemetery of the Plain at Rifeh

11:30 – 12:00 Tea/Coffee

12:00 – 12:15 Simon Connor: Statue Fragments from Rifeh (online)

12:15 – 13:00 Paul Whelan: Rifeh’s Many Moulded Minions and Others: Shabtis from Rifeh

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 John Tait: The Papyrus Cartonnage from Rifeh

14:45 – 15:30 Bram Calcoen: Jean Capart and Rifeh in Brussels, the Catalyst for a 23 Year Old Curator to Start Building an Amazing Collection

15:30 – 16:15 Tea/Coffee and raffle

16:15 – 17:15 Campbell Price: Reinterpreting the “Two Brothers” from Rifeh: Faces, Facts and Fictions

17:15 – 17:30 Conclusion

PMF member in-person (incl. lunch + refreshments): £40

PMF member online: £35

PMF member student: £10

Non-Member in-person: £60

Non-Member online: £55


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