Posts Tagged ‘Harvard University/Museum of Fine Arts Expedition’

In the Khufu’s Western Cemetery series, it is time to return to George Reisner.  After losing support from the Hearst family in 1904, Reisner gained the support of Harvard University and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and went on to spend many productive years on the Giza Plateau.  The quantity of work Reisner produced during the Harvard/MFA years will require several installations in this series, but before resuming with biographies for our introductions, we will first examine the basic elements of mastabas.  This is by no means exhaustive, but it is a good place to start.

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Can’t make it to Egypt this summer?  Never fear, Peter Der Manuelian and Mehdi Tayoubi are combining Fourth Dynasty architecture, Twentieth (and 21st) Century archaeology, and Generation Wow technology to take you places that would be off limits even if you were in Egypt.

From scanning the landscape to crawling down into ancient tombs, you are there, dude.

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