Annual "Reports from the Field"

Category: Lecture

Length: 1:01:24
Video Date 03/01/2012
Film Description Dr. Josef Wegner, Associate Curator, Egyptian Section, and Dr. Richard M. Leventhal, Director, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, are featured presenters. Dr. Wegner shares details from his 2011--2012 excavations at Abydos, Egypt, where research on the mortuary complex of pharaoh Senwosret III has recently continued in both the ancient town and cemetery areas. He discusses results of ongoing excavations of the tomb of Senwosret III and a program of site development in collaboration with the American Research Center in Egypt and Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities to protect the cultural heritage of Abydos. Dr. Leventhal considers Maya heritage and its relationship to Mexican politics, indigenous rebellion, and tourism, as he focuses on a new Penn project in the Yucatán where a co-operative community heritage and development program is underway. In addition, he describes the goals and field projects of the new Penn Cultural Heritage Center within the Museum.
Video Category Lecture
Contributor(s) Josef Wegner | Richard M. Leventhal