Egyptologist David Silverman Honored in Cairo

Penn Museum Egyptologist David P. Silverman Honored
with Two-Volume Festschrift Publication and Celebration in Cairo

Millions of Jubilees Volume 1A Festschrift celebration honoring the lifetime achievements of Dr. David P. Silverman was held in Cairo, Egypt, at the headquarters of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The celebration party was hosted by Dr. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's Secretary General, Supreme Council of Antiquities.

Dr. Silverman, long-time Egyptian Section Curator-in-Charge at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and the Eckley Brinton Coxe Chair in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, was presented with a Festschrift, a traditional academic celebration publication, entitled Millions of Jubilees: Studies in Honor of David P. Silverman. Published in two volumes, Millions of Jubilees has more than 800 pages, with scholar contributions from 44 authors, including current Penn Museum Egyptian Section staff members and many Penn Egyptology graduate students, past and present.

Dr. Hawass and Dr. Jennifer Houser Wegner, Associate Curator, a former Penn student and now a colleague at the Penn Museum, served as co-editors of the publication. Dr. Hawass is also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and a former student of Dr. Silverman's, as well as a member of the Penn Museum's Board of Overseers.


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