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For over 30 years, Dr. Hartwig has documented the rock-cut tombs of New Kingdom officials in the Noble’s Necropolis of western Thebes in modern day Luxor.  Officials’ tombs served as a house for eternity – a ritual complex that ensured his and his family’s transfiguration and continued well-being. This lecture will explore the superbly painted scenes that offer a window into nobles’ careers, families, and Egypt’s cultural history. 

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) awarded Dr. Melva Price (center) the 2022 Foot Soldier Award. This important award is given to an AIA local society member who has donated their time and expertise to keep their society vibrant.

Secrets of Scotland's Viking Age Hoard
A massive cache of Viking silver and Anglo-Saxon heirlooms reveals the complex political landscape of ninth-century Britain

The World of Egyptian Demons
Thousands of supernatural beings, including protective cobra spirits and knife-wielding turtles, guarded ancient Egyptians in life and death

Fit for Fighting
The discovery of Mesopotamian-style armor in northwest China offers new insights into a battle- tested ancient technology

To Live and Die in Pompeii
Unearthing the unusual burial of a freedman who gained entrée into the city’s top social ranks

Pottery's Origin Stories
Why did hunter-gatherers make the world’s first pots?

 Dr. Price is a resident of Atlantic Beach, Florida and is the founder of the Jacksonville Society (JAX SOC) of the AIA.  She joins a distinguished international group of archaeology enthusiasts who have received this award.  Dr. Price was recognized for this achievement at a meeting at the University of North Florida by Dr. Jacqueline Meier, JAX SOC Vice President (left) and Nancy Scott (JAX SOC President).

​​Saturday, May 21, 2022 at noon, Building 51, University of North Florida


Dr. Melinda Hartwig, Emory University

All the King’s Men: Officials’ Tombs in New Kingdom Thebes

2022  LECTURES

Melinda Hartwig is an Egyptologist and art historian. She is the curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. Previously, she taught art history at Georgia State University at the rank of professor.


The lecture is free and open to the public. After the lecture complimentary refreshments will be served in the Physical Anthropology Lab.  On Saturday, parking is free and the staff/faculty/vendor spaces are open to everyone.

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