Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mohamed Shata Available for UW Faculty and Students

Mohamed Shata

Egyptologist Mohamed Shata will be at the University of Wyoming Art Museum on Tues., Feb. 9.  In addition to his Art Talk at 7 pm entitled The Art of Ancient Egypt, Shata will be available at 4 pm to meet informally with students and faculty in the Art Museum's conference room. 

For his public lecture, Shata will explain the process, technique and images of the tombs built and decorated for the kings, queens and nobles of ancient Egypt during the New Kingdom (2700-2200 B.C.).

An archaeologist and licensed Egyptologist for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, Shata received a degree in archaeology at Cairo University. He worked extensively on excavating sites in the vicinity of the Pyramids with Zahi Hawass, Egypt's vice minister of culture and secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.  He has also worked on restoring the Sphinx and has discovered many tombs of Old Kingdom royal family members at Giza. Shata was a presenter at the Eighth International Congress of Egyptologists.

The Art Talk is free and open to the public.  All are invited to attend.

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