Unusual filial affection from ancient Egypt: recently discovered cases.

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Unusual filial affection from ancient Egypt: recently discovered cases

Children, both sons and daughters, are regularly represented in wall scenes in the tombs of their parents, yet parents are seldom depicted by their children in their own tombs. This talk examines the possible reasons for this phenomenon and shows three highly unusual cases of filial affection recently discovered by Macquarie University in Upper Egypt.

Professor Kanawati is Director of the Macquarie University Ancient Cultures Research Centre. He has excavated many sites in Upper Egypt and is currently working at Asyut, Minya, Giza and Saqqara and has published 48 books and numerous articles on his work. He was awarded the Order of Australia in 2007 for his services to education in the field of archaeology and Egyptology and to the community.