Peter Lacovara is one of this country's foremost experts in Egyptology. His fieldwork includes site supervision at locations such as the Valley of the Kings at Thebes and the Sphinx/Isis Temple, among others. Since Lacovara came to the Carlos Museum nearly nine years ago, Emory has become one of the south's leading centers for ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern art. In 1999, Lacovara was the driving force behind the Carlos Museum's acquisition of a large collection of ancient Egyptian materials from a small museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Included in that collection was a mummy believed to be Ramesses I, the patriarch of one of ancient Egypt's greatest dynasties. In 2003, when a delegation led by Lacovara and museum Director Bonnie Speed returned the pharaoh to Egypt and residence at the Luxor Museum, the University earned the thanks of a grateful Egyptian nation.
Peter Lacovara's CV in brief:
B.A., History, Boston University, 1976
Ph.D., Egyptian Archaeology, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1993
Peter Lacovara was named the Carlos Museum's first Curator of Ancient Art in 1998. He previously held positions at the world-renowned Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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