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Reconstructing Queen Amanishakheto’s Musical Instruments (Free Virtual Event)

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Harvard Museums of Science & Culture and Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

a group of archaeologists analyzing reed pipes

In this free virtual lecture, Susanne Gänsicke examines the discovery of musical instruments at an ancient Nubian queen’s pyramid and its impact on archaeologists' view of interactions in the region.

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  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

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.: Thu, November 18 2021 6下午 – 7:15下午.

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Susanne Gänsicke, Senior Conservator and ​​Head of Antiquities Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Double reed pipes, known as auloi, were popular musical instruments in the ancient Mediterranean. In 1921, archaeologists exploring the necropolis of Meroë (northern Sudan)—as part of the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition—found a large collection of auloi in the pyramid of Nubian Queen Amanishakheto. Susanne Gänsicke will discuss the discovery’s importance and what it reveals about the connections between Nubia and the Mediterranean world as well as the significance of far-reaching musical traditions. She will also share recent efforts to conserve and reconstruct these ancient musical instruments.

Presented by the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture

a group of archaeologists analyzing reed pipes

.: Thu, November 18 2021 6下午 – 7:15下午.

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Last updated 十月 18, 2021.