Egyptian Riverine Harbours

First Symposium of the workgroup »Egyptian Riverine Harbours«

15.-18.9. Cairo

Since 2017, a workgroup on Egyptian Riverine Harbourshas been created within the frameworkof a collaboration between the KU Leuven, Institut Français d'archéologie orientale (IFAO) and the OeAI for its five-year plan (2017-2021). Two workshops have already taken place in 2017 and 2018. The aim of this reasearch program is to gain a better understanding of riverine harbours during Ancient Egypt, a topic which has seen an increase in popularity in recent research. We wish to make a first synthesis on the subject by analysing the features of riverine harbours, their function and their integration in the network of Egyptian waterways. To this end, we have brought together a group ofspecialists working on Egyptian fluvial harbours, the Nile,its canalsand the irrigation system from the Pharaonic period up to the pre-moderntimes.The symposium »Egyptian Riverine Harbours« will take place in Cairo at the Institut français d’archéologie orientale (IFAO) from September 15th to 18th 2019. It is co-organized by Irene Forstner-Müller (OeAI Cairo), Harco Willems (KU Leuven), and Marine Yoyotte (IFAO Cairo).

The symposium starts on September 15 at 6pm with a keynote lecture by Prof. Nicolas Grimal on »Les interconnections en Égypte et au Levant à travers les âges«.