The second talk of 2019 will be given by Dr. Ian Begg, who will be speaking on the unpublished Italian excavations at Tebtunis in the Fayyum, 1929-1936. It will take place on Thursday, February 7, at 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
You can view the event poster here.
Dr. Ian Begg (Trent University)
Thursday, February 7 at 7.30 pm
Sidney Smith Hall
100 St. George Street
Ian Begg graduated from the Universities of Western Ontario and Toronto, obtaining his PhD in Classical Archaeology after attending the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, Greece, for three years. He has taught at Brock, Toronto, and Trent Universities, and is a member of many academic organizations and boards. He has excavated in Sicily, Greece and Egypt, and led student and public tours around the eastern Mediterranean.
From his work on the archives at Trent and the Art Gallery of Ontario of Gilbert and Stewart Bagnani, his book on Lost Worlds of Ancient and Modern Greece: The Odyssey of a young Italian archaeologist in Greece 1921-1924 will soon be published by Archaeopress in Oxford. Together with his colleagues in Padua and Venice, he has written many articles and given many talks on the unpublished Italian excavations during the 1930s at Tebtunis in Egypt. Tonight’s topic will be “Crocodile Mummies, Nazis, and the Garden Eden: Unpublished Italian Excavations at Tebtunis in the Fayyum, 1929 -1936.