Archaeological Steps into the Valley of the Kings and Queens

The Archeological Institute of America presents a lecture by Rasha Soliman of Lewis & Clark College and Misr University for Science & Technology.

Popular images of pyramids, hieroglyphs, and mummies structure most people's understanding of Ancient Egypt. It was certainly a distinctive organized society which evolved and redefined itself over the course of three millennia. Exploring Thebes and specifically the Valley of the Kings can be an overwhelming experience with its vast number of tombs and bewildering variety of images. For the ancient Egyptians, their tombs seem to have been maps to the afterlife.

Rasha Soliman is an associate professor of ancient Egyptian archaeology at Misr University for Science & Technology in Cairo, Egypt. This academic year, Lewis and Clark College hosts her as a Fulbright Scholar in Residence, her second Fulbright grant. Her area of specialty is the Theban necropolis, and she is the author of the book Old and Middle Kingdom Theban Tombs, in addition to many other scholarly articles. 

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Reed College Classics Department, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Archeological Institute of America.

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:00pm

Performing Arts Building, 320
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

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Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff


Dean of the Faculty, Classics
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