Events

Golden Age Archaeology in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: The Diaries of Mrs Emma B. Andrews
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:30pm
Golden Age Archaeology in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings: The Diaries of Mrs Emma B. Andrews

Presentation by Dr. Sarah Ketchley    
University of Washington

2nd Floor Gallery, 
Urban Center Building
506 SW Mill St. 
Portland State University

Free Admission; Open to the Public!
Free Parking in PSU parking garages after 7:00 pm

Synopsis

Emma B. Andrews is best remembered for her association with the millionaire lawyer turned archaeologist/art and antiquities collector, Theodore M. Davis. She travelled to Egypt with Davis between 1889 and 1913, and kept a detailed journal of her travels along the Nile during this time. Her work provides a fascinating record of turn of the century society in Egypt and the history of Egyptology, describing some of Davis’s most important discoveries in the Valley of the Kings, including the tombs of Akhenaten (KV55) and the tomb of Yuya and Thuyu (KV46), parents of Queen Tiye, as well as several under-reported significant tombs.

Biography

Dr Sarah Ketchley is an Egyptologist, lecturer in UW’s Dept of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, with a specialty in art history in the first millennium BCE, and Director of the Emma B Andrews Project. She is also co-founder of Newbook Digital Texts. Inspired by intrepid women travelers of the 19th century, she has been working with student interns to digitize the Emma B Andrews’ diaries and is writing a biography of the indomitable Mrs. Andrews.  She received her PhD from University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Sponsorship

Lecture sponsored by the Oregon Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt in cooperation with the Middle East Studies Center of Portland State University.