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Excavating Egypt: Adventurers to Archaeologists - Lecture

Peter Lacovara, Ph.D. will trace the history of archaeology in Egypt from the first discoveries of Napoleon and the daring adventures of the early explorers, to the development of Egyptology as a science and great museum expeditions of the twentieth century. He will also detail the most recent excavations in Egypt and how they have built upon the past and are using new, scientific techniques to add to our knowledge of the land of the pharaohs. Dr. Peter Lacovara is senior curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University. His fieldwork includes the Valley of the Kings at Thebes and the Sphinx/Isis Temple.

Let's gather in the main lobby across from the ticket area near the large bench (look for the green tiara).

We have a corporate membership with the museum so the discount price will be $14.00 per person.  I will present the paperwork at the corporate window, and everyone pays individually for their ticket.  Tickets must be purchased when the group is buying their tickets to qualify for the discount price.

If you have a HMNS Membership, the member price is $12.00 per person.

There is very limited free parking near the museum entrance with additional free parking in Hermann Park.  Garage parking is available at the museum for $10.00 when presenting your museum ticket.

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  • Bethany

    I had a wonderful time with you all and really enjoyed the lecture. I learned so much. Can't wait to "meet up" with you all again.

    October 19, 2013

  • Kathleen Craig, C.

    Since the lecture was shorter than normal, about ten of us went to the taco place down the street afterwards. We didn't mean to exclude anyone. It was just a spontaneous thing. If we ever have anything like that pre-planned, I always announce it during introductions.

    1 · October 18, 2013

  • Larry B.

    We had about twenty people and we had a great time in the after party

    October 16, 2013

  • Brent

    So much fun with a great group of people.

    October 15, 2013

  • Chelsie

    It was fantastic.

    October 15, 2013

  • Rajiv

    Very interested in ancient history and did a tour of Egypt last year that included Luxor and the Valley of the Kings.

    1 · October 13, 2013

  • Bethany

    This will be my first event also. Can't wait!

    October 9, 2013

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