Dr. Michelle Marlar

Dr. Michelle Marlar

Fort Bend Archeological Society will host a program on the Osiris Temple on Feb. 18.

The program begins at 7 p.m. on the second floor of the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy,1521 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond, Texas.

Speaker Dr. Michelle Marlar will present her work in Egypt entitled: “The Osiris Temple: An offering which the king gives.”

Originally excavated in 1902 collections of limestone and sandstone were found at the site and provided evidence of a temple, however the temple site was not excavated in 2002 by Dr. Marlar and her team.

The team began with small excavation units chosen due to predictions on where the architecture features would be based on how other temples were laid out, and they were surprised by what was found.

Dr. Marlar’s work sheds new light on early Egyptian culture.

Dr. Michelle Marlar is an Egyptologist who teaches at the Center of Excellence for Visual and Preforming Arts at Houston Community College.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Baylor University, a master’s degree in Ancient Egyptian Art & Archaeology from Memphis State University, and a PhD in Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her area of expertise is the Osiris Temple Project located in Abydos, Egypt which involves the excavation of the ancient temple site as well as documentation and conservation of recovered artifacts.

She has taught and lectured about various aspects of ancient Egyptian civilization and material culture at several schools and colleges in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and now Texas.

The program is free and open to the public.

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