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