The life and troubled times of Mayor Montuemhat
Open to the public; up to 40 seats
$25 | General admission
FREE | Salmagundi members and ARCE members with promo code
$15 | Zoom access to attend online
About the Event
The lecture will discuss the life and times of Montuemhat, one of the best known and most important noblemen in Egyptian history. Montuemhat was the mayor of Thebes and a priest in the temple of Amun during the 25th (Nubian) and early 26th (Saite) Dynasties. He restored the temple at Karnak after the Assyrians sacked it and built one of the largest non-royal tombs in Egyptian history. The reliefs from his tomb contain some fascinating examples of what is called “archaizing art” as well as some very clear examples of copying scenes almost directly from earlier tombs.
About the Speaker
John Freed has had a life-long fascination with ancient Egypt and holds a degree in Middle Eastern Studies from City University of New York. He is the author of several articles published in KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, one of which was entitled “Nubians, Assyrians & Saites, The Life and Troubled Times of Mayor Montuemhat,”. He is also the President of the New York Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.