Friends of the Egypt Centre: The agro-pastoral site of Jebel Moya, Sudan

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A The Egypt Centre Event


Isabelle Vella Gregory

Speaker's Biography

Isabelle is an archaeologist from Malta who has worked across the west-central Mediterranean. She is currently the deputy director of excavations at Jebel Moya.

From: 17 May 2023, 7 p.m.
To: 17 May 2023, 8 p.m.
Location: Hybrid Lecture, in person and via Zoom, Taliesin Create, Swansea University, Singleton Park, SA2 8PZ, Swansea

When Henry Wellcome set off to Jebel Moya, he had high hopes of finding the “origins of a civilization”. Four seasons and many thousands of pounds later, he was left feeling personally disappointed. The site quickly faded from memory. Or did it?

The inhabitants of Jebel Moya have always been aware of the site. Since 2017, a renewed programme of investigation has uncovered this site’s complex and fascinating history. How did this happen? And what exactly is at Jebel Moya? As this talk will show, Henry Wellcome’s disappointment was very much misplaced.

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Event created by: s.r.wale