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Wafaa El Saddik and Rüdiger Heimlich

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789774168253

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.001.0001

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Dinner with Cleopatra

Dinner with Cleopatra

Chapter:
(p.73) 4 Dinner with Cleopatra
Source:
Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures
Author(s):

Wafaa EL Sadik

Rüdiger Heimlich

Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774168253.003.0004

This chapter focuses on the author's assignment to oversee Austrian archaeologist Karl Kromer's spring campaign on the Gebel Qibli, the south hill of the Giza plateau. Roughly 3 kilometers south of the Great Pyramid, his mission from the University of Innsbruck was to search for traces of early, predynastic settlement. The author then describes her dealings with foreign colleagues and considers the modern divide between Egyptian and European scholars. The chapter also looks at Howard Carter's discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the year 1922. In the same year, Egypt achieved its independence and a new era began for Egyptians in terms of politics.

Keywords:   Karl Kromer, Gebel Qibli, Giza, Great Pyramid, predynastic settlement, Egyptian scholars, European scholars, Howard Carter, Tutankhamun, Egyptian politics

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