Prof. Kemp, director of ongoing excavations at Amarna in Egypt, will speak on his recent discoveries in the childhood home of King Tutankhamun. The lecture will focus on this ancient city, the capital of the pharaoh Akhenaten and his queen Nefertiti.
Co-sponsored by Ann and Tim Simon.
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October 13, 2007, 10:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Life and Death in Nefertiti's City: New Discoveries in Amarna
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Prof. Barry Kemp, Professor of Egyptology, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the British Academy
Admission: Free to the public