Pyramids, Mummies, Cleopatra, and Tutankhamun: Recent Discoveries and Insights

Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

At the afternoon talk, Dr. Hawass shares an inside perspective on a host of recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt. Dr. Hawass has excavated around the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza for many years.

He found the tombs of the pyramid builders that tell the story of the workmen who were involved in the massive construction projects.

He also drilled under the Sphinx to learn more. At Giza, he directed a scientific research team that used a robot to search for secret doors inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

Finally, Dr. Hawass shares updates on the ongoing search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony, begun six years ago inside the temple of Taposiris Magna, near Alexandria, in cooperation with Kathleen Martinez from the Dominican Republic. Coins and statues found in connection with the famous Queen, and a large cemetery outside of the temple with gold-laden mummies, are among the new finds unearthed.

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Educational Events
History and Preservation
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
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