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Egyptology Presentation in Washington, DC, 11/23/2010

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The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau

Invites You To A Presentation

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 6:00 o’clock p.m.


Mud Trays and Metamorphosis: Experimental Archaeology and Valley of the Kings Tomb 63

By Dr. Salima Ikram

Dr.  Salima Ikram is a professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked in Egypt since 1986.  She has lived in Pakistan, the US, UK and Egypt.  After double majoring in History, as well as Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College (USA), she received her M. Phil. in Museology and Egyptian Archaeology  and Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology from Cambridge University.  She has directed the Animal Mummy Project, co-directed the Predynastic Gallery Project, and is co-director of the North Kharga Oasis Survey.  Dr. Ikram has worked on several excavations in Egypt, as well as in Sudan, Greece and Turkey.  Her primary research interests are death, daily life, archaeozoology, ethnoarchaeology, rock art, experimental archaeology, and the preservation and presentation of cultural heritage.  She has lectured on these and other subjects all over the world.  Dr. Ikram has written several books for adults and children, and articles with subject matters ranging from mummification to the eating habits of ancient Egyptians.  She also appeared on television.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, at 6:00 o’clock p.m.

Followed by a Reception

Please RSVP: 202-296-3959 or .

Venue:   The Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau

1303 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036

Here’s a link to a Google map.


Author: arcedc77

The ARCE Chapter in Washington, DC (ARCE-DC) sponsors, on average, ten free lectures and one seminar a year, plus occasional social events. We sponsor tours to Egypt and organize occasional bus trips to museums that are featuring exhibitions on Egypt. We maintain close contact with the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, and the Egyptian Embassy in Washington, D.C., which frequently provides a speaking venue for our lecturers. Our lectures are otherwise coordinated with and held at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Our chapter has approximately 100 members and the average attendance at lectures is approximately 40 people. When held at the Egyptian Embassy, the number can exceed 100 attendees.

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