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18:30 - 19:30 15 September 2011

Heads of Memphis: Talking Points


UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology | DMS Watson Building (link Map)
Malet Place | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student

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Sally-Ann Ashton, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Sally-Ann Ashton (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), considers the identity of the 'racial type' heads collected by Flinders Petrie in Memphis from 1910-11. What do these heads tell us about ancient Memphis and the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks and Romans who lived there? What do they tell us about Petrie's and Edwardian attitudes to race?

Doors open at 6pm.


Debbie Challis
+44 (0)20 7679 4138 | events.petrie@ucl.ac.uk

Memphis Head