MAES January: Amandine Merat: Textiles from Deir el-Medina
Mon, 9 January 2023, 19:30 – 21:30 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)
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MAES January Zoom meeting with Amandine Merat exploring the rare textiles found in Tomb 298 in the worker’s village of Deir el-Medina.
Amandine Merat: The textiles from the Theban Tomb 298 at Deir el-Medina: First Survey and First Observations
During the period 18th – 26th January 2022, the textiles found in the Theban Tomb of Baki (TT298, reign of Sety I) at Deir el-Medinah were studied. The objectives of this first study season were to get an overview and a better understanding of the material discovered in the tomb, its condition, amount and nature, and to make a start with the analyses of a few samples, as part of the preparation of the overall study to take place in the following seasons. Despite a limited time on-site, great discoveries and observations were already made during this first survey, the results of which will be presented here.
Amandine Merat is an Archaeologist and Researcher in Egyptology, with a specialisation in ancient and archaeological textiles. She worked as a curator at the Louvre Museum, the Bode Museum (Berlin) and the British Museum. Now an independent scholar, she works as a textile specialist on varied projects and archaeological sites in Egypt. In January 2022, she joined the IFAO Deir el-Medina team to undertake the study of the textiles found in TT298 (Tomb of Baki).
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