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John Darnell, Professor of Egyptology

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Episode: February 16, 2011

26:40

Professor Darnell’s interests include Egyptian religion, cryptography, the scripts and texts of Graeco-Roman Egypt, and the archaeological and epigraphic remains of ancient activity in the Egyptian Western Desert. He has considerable field experience in Egypt and his discoveries—including the Scorpion tableau, perhaps the earliest historical record of ancient Egypt, and the earliest alphabetic inscriptions in the Wadi el-Hol—have yielded new insight into ancient Egyptian civilization. We talk with him about his work in Egypt.

Learn more about John Darnell.