The BA Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies is organizing a lecture entitled “Tell El-Maskhuta and the Canal of the Pharaohs”, delivered by Dr. Giuseppina Capriotti, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Heritage Science, the National Research Council of Italy. It will be held on Sunday, 25 June 2023, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, in the BACC Delegates Hall.
Tell el-Maskhuta is an archaeological site in the eastern part of the Wadi Tumilat (eastern Delta, about 15 km west of Ismailiya), investigated for several years by the Italian archaeological mission of the Institute of Heritage Science (ISPC) of the CNR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
Tell el-Maskhuta, identified with the ancient city of Tjeku and located not far from the Suez Canal, conceals a large ancient city that owed its importance to its location along the Wadi Tumilat on Egypt's extreme northeastern border, along one of the most important routes toward the Levant. Furthermore, in ancient times, a navigable canal – the so called Canal of the Pharaohs – was dug along the Wadi Tumilat.
The lecture is in English and is available to the public until the maximum number of hall capacity is reached.