Site Saturdays

Come by every Saturday to learn more about an Ancient Egyptian archaeological site!

*Note I will not longer be posting these every Saturday. I may post occasionally, but that will be on a case-by-case basis.*

Site Saturday: Deir el-Medina

Welcome to Site Saturday! This week we are going to talk about one of the most fascinating sites in all of Egypt. This site is Deir el-Medina, which is one of the most thoroughly documented accounts of community life in the ancient world. The citizens of these villages were skilled artisans who built and decorated…

Site Saturday: Malqata

Today we are going to talk about the site Malqata. This was a royal palace and associated city built for the 18th Dynasty Pharaoh, Amenhotep III. Who was Amenhotep III? I wanted to briefly introduce Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his family. I’m not going to go into too much detail, because *hint*hint* he and his…

Site Saturday: Avaris

The city of Avaris made quite a unique mark on Egyptian civilization. Its prime location in the Nile Delta allowed for both foreigners and Egyptians to co-exist peacefully and foreign groups to establish a capital city. Come and learn about the ancient capital of Avaris! Tell el-Dab’a Before Avaris Avaris is in the modern Tell…