Christian Loeben, “Gardens in Ancient Egypt: The Most Ancient in the World”
March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Christian Loeben, Egyptologist, will present a lecture titled “Gardens in Ancient Egypt: The Most Ancient in the World”at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
Dr. Christian Loeben is an Egyptologist at the Egyptian and Islamic Collections at the Museum August Kestner in Hanover, Germany.
Dr. Loeben studied Egyptology and art history in Berlin (1981-6). His M.A. thesis focused on objects from the tomb of Tutankhamun. He conducted fieldwork in Egypt (1982-2000) mostly in Saqqara, Thebes and the Dakhleh Oasis. He worked for the University of Chicago (Epigraphic Survey, Chicago House, Luxor, 1985-7). He held a teaching assignment at the Institut Khéops, Paris, 1990-1. He was assistant professor of Egyptology at the Humboldt University Berlin, 1992-2003. There he completed his Ph.D. on “Observations concerning the Context and the Functioning of Royal Statuary in the Temple of Amun at Karnak” (published 2001). Other Egyptological teaching assignments include positions at the universities of Leipzig, Havana, Marburg, Cologne, Göttingen, Leiden, Leuven and Basel. Since 1993 he has been a consultant Egyptologist for the Collection of Antiquities at the Cuban National Museum for the Fine Arts in Havana, Cuba. Loeben is founder of two Egyptological Associations: Havana “Pa-ju-wer” (1995) and Berlin “Aegypten-Forum e.V.” (2001).
Since 2004 he has been the keeper of the Egyptian and Islamic Collections of the Museum August Kestner, where he has realized more than ten special exhibitions on Ancient Egypt. His intensive publication activities include almost 50 scientific articles and contributions to more than 30 museum and exhibition catalogs.