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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

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


The speaker will regale us with the discoveries of a new pyramid in Saqqara, the name of a previously unknown queen, as well as 57 shafts of coffins and mummies. He will also discuss, in Saqqara, the excavation at Gisr el Modier and the uncovering of major statues dating to 4,300 year ago while searching for the missing pyramid of the Third-Dynasty King Huni. Dr. Hawass will also touch upon recent excavations in the Valley of the Kings and the search for Nefertiti and Ankhesenamun (King Tut's wife) through a DNA analysis to complete the family tree of Tutankhamun. And finally, the presentation will conclude with the amazing find of the Lost Golden City—considered the most important discovery of 2021.

This program is supported by Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer; and Sheila Wishek.

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 20, 2022 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (PDT)

Recent Discoveries in Egypt

Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118


Presented by Dr. Zahi Hawass Egyptian archaeologist, Egyptologist, and former Minister of Antiquities


Lecture is free and open to the public. IN PERSON: Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis in front of the Koret Auditorium an hour before the presentation begins. Lecture tickets do not include admission to the exhibition.

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