Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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

This lecture will present the most successful and amazing recent archaeological discoveries and achievements in Egypt and also preview major on-site conservation projects, management plans, and reconstruction programs. The Supreme Council of Antiquities is excavating at sites as varied as the tomb―with well preserved colors―of Wah-ti in Saqqara as well as seven Old Kingdom tombs near the Great Pyramid of Giza, including that of Hetepet, priestess of the fertility goddess Hathor and of Bhn-wi-ka (a purification priest among his other titles). These and other discoveries are a feast for the eyes and offer insight into the life and death of ancient Egyptians.

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.


October 6, 2019, 9:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Recent and Latest New Discoveries in Egypt

John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater, Legion of Honor

Presented by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt

Admission: Free and open to the public. Suggested donation $5.00


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.