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Colin Reader - Saqqara: Secrets in the Sand
Friday 24 May 2019, 08:00pm - 09:30pm
Location Poynton Civic Centre
Park Lane
SK12 1RB
Today's Saqqara is a very crowded site, with many tombs and temples from all periods of the Pharaonic Civilisation. But what was Saqqara like when the earliest pharaohs chose to build there and what influenced where they chose to build?

As an engineering geologist, Colin is fascinated by the way that the ancient Egyptians worked with the landscape and the way in which they used the stone they quarried to build some of the most wonderful and enduring monuments man has ever conceived. As he did with the Great Sphinx of Giza, Colin has examined the famous necropolis of North Saqqara from an engineering geologist's perspective and has been surprised at what he found. As well as sharing them with you today, the results of this research have recently been published in the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology.

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