Lecture on: “A Century of Maritime Archaeology in Egypt”

Presented by

Professor of Maritime Archaeology
at the Faculty of Arts -Alexandria University (Egypt)

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)

This presentation is about underwater archaeological sites in Egypt. In 1912 the French engineer Gaston Jondet discovered the remains on an ancient submerged harbor under Alexandria’s water. Since, several underwater archaeological sites were discovered in Egypt, including some of the most unique sites in the world. That includes the remains of the Ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria Pharos, the submerged towns Herakleion and Canopus and several shipwrecks from different time periods. In addition to underwater sites, numerous maritime archeological sites were also discovered along the Mediterranean and Red Sea coastlines. That includes several harbor sites that date from the Old Egyptian Kingdom until the Late Roman period. Moreover, several archaeological sites were also discovered along the coast of Lake Mareotis south of Alexandria.

Hence, this presentation will discuss some of the most significant maritime archaeological sites that were discovered in Egypt during the past years.

The Embassy of Egypt
3521 International CT, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Limited Seats, RSVP required to: events@eecous.net


Dr. Emad Khalil is a Professor of Maritime Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Greco-Roman Studies at Alexandria University, the Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies, and the Research Director of the Alexandria University Centre for Maritime Archaeology & underwater Cultural Heritage. He received his PhD in Archaeology from the School of Humanities, University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS), Rome, and a Member of the Egyptian Delegation of UNESCO Unitwin Network for Underwater Archaeology. From 2013-2016 was the President of the International Council for Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH) for the International Council on monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Paris. He has worked on and lead numerous research projects, including Lake Mareotis Research Project (Alexandria University, University of Southampton ) The Thistlegorm Project (Ain Shams University, University of Nottingham) and the Qaitbay Fort Archaeological Excavation (Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Egypt).