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Visiting Egyptologist Dr. Michael Hasel Will Lecture Oct. 11 at the U of M University News
For release: October 7, 2009

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Dr. Michael Hasel
Dr. Michael Hasel
The Egyptology Graduate Student Association of the University of Memphis will host a guest lecturer, Dr. Michael Hasel, Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Mitchell Hall Auditorium.  He will discuss “Foreign Names at the Battle of Kadesh and Ramesside Scribal Conventions.”

The event is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments.

Hasel is director of the Institute of Archaeology and professor of Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology at Southern Adventist University at Collegedale, Tenn., near Chattanooga.  He earned an M A. degree in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology from the University of Arizona, and in 1996 he became the youngest recipient of a Ph.D. in that program’s history. His articles and book reviews have appeared in numerous influential scientific journals, including Andrews University Seminary Studies, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.

In 2004, the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum opened on the campus of Southern Adventist. As curator of the museum, Hasel was responsible for planning and displaying one of the largest ancient art and object collections from the ancient Near East in a state-of-the-art exhibit, “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World.”

Over the past 20 years, Hasel has participated and served in administrative capacities on nine different archaeological sites in the United States, Israel, Jordan, and Cyprus, including projects sponsored by Harvard University, the University of Arizona, The Hebrew University, Sacramento State University, and Andrews University. Currently he is associate director of the Elah Fortress Excavations, where the oldest Hebrew inscription was discovered in 2008.

For more information, call 901-678-2555.

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