Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

From Cairo to San Francisco: An Afternoon with Dr. Zahi Hawass. A rare opportunity to hear Dr. Hawass lecture on the Golden Mummies, Tombs of the Pyramid Builders, and a door recently uncovered inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

Space is limited. Please send a check (payable to COFAM) by 16 August to Ancient Art, Legion of Honor, 100-34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121. Museum Hotline: 415 863 3330.

Cosponsored by the Ancient Art Department.

About Programs at the Ancient Art Council

Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.


August 31, 2002, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Recent Discoveries at Giza and the Bahariya Oasis

Florence Gould Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. Zahi Hawass, General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt

Admission: Advance reservations required: $25/FAM members; $30/non-members after museum admission; tickets at the door subject to availability: $35


Ancient Art Council supports Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.



Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave

This exhibition reveals how, before Mount Vesuvius blew up in AD 79 and rocked the Bay of Naples, people in Pompeii and nearby farms and villages were engaged in typical daily activities, many of which revolved around food and drink.

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Explore the Ancient Art Council: Upcoming Events


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AD 79: When Time Froze in Pompeii


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Rehearsed Reading of Euripides’ "Bacchae"


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Workshop: Cultural Heritage and Antiquities

Please help us keep Ptolemy I Soter—Alexander the Great’s general and the founder of the Ptolemaic Dynasty which ended with Cleopatra—in San Francisco.

The Ancient Art Council is seeking your help to acquire this Egyptian limestone relief of a Ptolemaic king in a devotional pose. Any amount will help.