3 aprile ore 13 Biblioteca Centrale di Ingegneria

Archaeological Excavation in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Archaeological Excavation in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Speaker: Dr. Ahmed Ellaithy, Director-General of the Mallawi Museum El Minia, Egypt
The speaker is a member of the joint Egyptian-Italian project “The Complete Geophysical Survey of the Valley of the Kings”, coordinated from the Italian side by Politecnico di Torino.

Introduces: Prof. Franco Porcelli, Department of Applied Science and Technology (DISAT)
For four years, Egyptian archaeologists under the supervision of Dr. Zahi Hawass, with the help of 150 quali­ed workmen,
searched for hidden tombs at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Although they excavated many sites on the basis of strong circumstantial evidences and scienti­c reasons, they gained respectable results, but no new tombs were discovered. In this talk, the possible impact of new technologies applied in support of archaeological research will be discussed.
Info: Nunzia Spiccia - email: nunzia.spiccia@polito.it - Tel. 011 090 6720

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