Naguib Kanawati, a distinguished professor of Egyptology and Director of the Australian Center for Egyptology, will be delivering a lecture at the British Council in Cairo on Sunday, January 27.
The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) said the lecture will be about the Noble Family at Meir in the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
Kanawati graduated BA and MA in Egyptology at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. He obtained his PhD from Macquarie University, Australia. After six years of teaching the Near Eastern history at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, he returned to Macquarie University as lecturer in Egyptology, and was later appointed to a personal chair in Egyptology.
Kanawati established the Australian Center for Egyptology in 1989. He excavated many sites in Egypt, including El Hawawish, Deir el Gebrawi, Giza and Saqqara and is currently working at Meir and Beni Hassan in Upper Egypt. He published 56 books and numerous articles on his work.
In 2001 he received the Australian Centenary Medal. In 2007 he was awarded the Order of Australia, and in 2010 he was appointed as Distinguished Professor of Egyptology at Macquarie University.