For release: October 7, 2009
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The Egyptology Graduate Student Association of the University of Memphis will host
a guest lecturer, Dr. Michael Hasel, Sunday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Mitchell Hall
Auditorium. He will discuss “Foreign Names at the Battle of Kadesh and Ramesside
Dr. Michael Hasel
The event is free and open to the public. There will be light refreshments.
Hasel is director of the Institute of Archaeology and professor of Near Eastern Studies
and Archaeology at Southern Adventist University at Collegedale, Tenn., near Chattanooga.
He earned an M A. degree in Near Eastern Studies and Anthropology from the University
of Arizona, and in 1996 he became the youngest recipient of a Ph.D. in that program’s
history. His articles and book reviews have appeared in numerous influential scientific
journals, including Andrews University Seminary Studies, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental
Research, and Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections.
In 2004, the Lynn H. Wood Archaeological Museum opened on the campus of Southern Adventist.
As curator of the museum, Hasel was responsible for planning and displaying one of
the largest ancient art and object collections from the ancient Near East in a state-of-the-art
exhibit, “Vessels in Time: A Journey Into the Biblical World.”
Over the past 20 years, Hasel has participated and served in administrative capacities
on nine different archaeological sites in the United States, Israel, Jordan, and Cyprus,
including projects sponsored by Harvard University, the University of Arizona, The
Hebrew University, Sacramento State University, and Andrews University. Currently
he is associate director of the Elah Fortress Excavations, where the oldest Hebrew
inscription was discovered in 2008.
For more information, call 901-678-2555.