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ANCIENT EGYPT


ENCOUNTERS WITH ANCIENT EGYPT

The civilization of ancient Egypt, which lasted from 3,000 B.C. to 332 B.C., when it was conquered by Alexander the Great, continues to enthrall us. Egyptologist Mary Vaught will explore this fascinating world in images and words.

THURSDAYS, 7 TO 8:30 P.M.
Location: Advanced Sciences Building, Room L212
Fee: $7 / Max: 30
Lifelong Learning membership required

 

THE TREASURES OF TUTANKHAMUM

Egypt has kicked off the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun with a world tour of 150 artifacts from his tomb, sixty of which have never been on display out of Egypt. We will look at the discovery of Tut’s tomb and the incredible treasures found. 

SESSION A: OCTOBER 18
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2359-01

 

EXPLORING WADI AL-JARF

Wadi al-Jarf, located on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt, is one of the oldest known artificial harbors in the world. The investigation of this harbor led to the discovery of the oldest known papyri in the world. The papyri provide a look into the construction of the Great Pyramid and was written by men who participated in building it. It also looks at the personal journal of a previously unknown official named Merer. Merer led a crew of some 200 men who traveled from one end of Egypt to the other picking up and delivering goods of one kind or another. 

SESSION D: NOVEMBER 1
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2359-02 

 

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