In an illustrated presentation, Jacquelyn Williamson reconstructs the architecture, art, and inscriptions from the site to demonstrate Kom el-Nana is the location of Queen Nefertiti’s ‘Sunshade of Re’ temple as well as another more enigmatic structure there that served the funerary needs of the non-royal courtiers at the ancient city.
The art and inscriptions provide new information about Queen Nefertiti and challenge assumptions about her role in Pharaoh Akhenaten’s religious movement dedicated to the sun god Aten.
Jacquelyn Williamson is Assistant Professor of Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World at George Mason University
This event will be held at Bamian Afghan Cuisine: 5634 Leesburg Pike / Falls Church / Virginia / 22041.
The luncheon begins at 2 pm; the lecture begins at 3 pm