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SOLD OUT - Zahi Hawass presents The Golden City: Major Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings and Around the Pyramids

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Lecture and Book Signing with Internationally Renowned Archaeologist Zahi Hawass

Join internationally renowned archaeologist and Norma Kershaw Archaeology of the Biblical Lands lecturer, Zahi Hawass, as he announces a major discovery that was chosen as this year's "top discovery in the world:" the lost golden city.

He will also reveal his important discoveries in the Valley of the Kings, inside the tomb of Ramesses II, the secret voids inside Khufu's pyramid, and his major discoveries around the pyramid of Teti and the site of Gisr el-Mudir at Saqqara.

This event marks the launch of a new distinguished lectures series, Archaeology of the Biblical Lands, which is made possible through a generous bequest by Norma Kershaw (1924-2020).

Ticketed Onsite Event: Member $75 | General $95 | Advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

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Zahi Hawass is the former Egyptian Minister of Antiquities and Director of Excavations at Giza, Saqqara, Bahariya Oasis, and the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Hawass received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied as a Fulbright Fellow. He has written numerous scholarly articles and books, and is a highly respected Egyptologist. Known for his charisma and ability to reach out to the public, for more than thirty years he has been raising awareness of archaeology and the preservation of Egypt’s precious heritage.

Dr. Hawass has made a number of major discoveries over the course of his career, including the Tombs of the Pyramid Builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies at Bahariya Oasis. He has discovered two previously unknown Old Kingdom pyramids, one near the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, and one belonging to a queen of King Teti at Saqqara. Also at Saqqara, he rediscovered the pyramid of the 6th Dynasty queen Khuit, along with another pyramid which he has determined that it belonged to a 5th Dynasty queen. Dr. Hawass has been involved in several other important archaeological projects. He led the search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony on the premises of a Ptolemaic temple near Alexandria. He enriched the search for the so-called “hidden doors” inside the Great Pyramid. In addition, Dr. Hawass launched a new excavation under the Nile River’s waters, searching for missing obelisks and statues.

Event details

August 13, 2022 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


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