James Grant was born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire in 1840. He studied Arts and Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and went to Egypt to support the efforts to contain the Cholera Epidemic. He then fell in love with Egyptian archaeology, a field that was in its infancy at the time. This is the story of a man who chose Egypt as his home, while maintaining a strong connection with his home city until his death in 1896. He excelled in both his main career, medicine, and as an Egyptologist, but he remains little known within the present-day discipline. The rediscovery and dating of a fragment of wood he found in the Great Pyramid has brought him to attention, so this talk will explore his life and highlight his achievements in the field of Egyptian archaeology.
Join Abeer Eladany as she traces fragments of wood from the Great Pyramid she recently rediscovered in Aberdeen.
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