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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Fwd: Ancient Art Council - Lecture - Saturday 20 August - 2:00 pm (PDT - North America Pacific Coast) - Zahi Hawass

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

opening 20 August @de Young Museum 



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Saturday, 20 August, 2:00 PM (PDT)
Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum | Golden Gate Park
OR live stream online

Egyptian archaeologist, Egyptologist, and former Minister of Antiquities

Recent Discoveries in Egypt

The speaker will regale us with the discoveries of a new pyramid in Saqqara, the name of a previously unknown queen, 
as well as 57 shafts of coffins and mummies. He will also discuss, in Saqqara, the excavation at Gisr el Mudir 
and the uncovering of major statues dating to 4,300 year ago while searching for the missing pyramid 
of the Third-Dynasty King Huni. Dr. Hawass will also touch upon recent excavations in the Valley of the Kings 
and the search for Nefertiti and Ankhesenamun (King Tut's wife) through a DNA analysis to complete 
the family tree of Tutankhamun. And finally, the presentation will conclude with the amazing find 
of the Lost Golden City, near Luxor—considered the most important discovery of 2021.

This program is supported by a generous grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation; 

Elizabeth Moyer, PhD, and Michael Powanda, PhD; 

Bernard and Jane von Bothmer, in honor of the late Bernard V. Bothmer;

and Sheila Wishek.


Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event.

In person: Seating is limited and unassigned. 

Tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis in front of the Koret Auditorium an hour before the presentation begins. 

Lecture tickets do not include admission to the exhibition.

 Live stream: online (link to come).


Fall 2022 Programs

In person or live stream

Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum:

Saturday, 20 August, 2:00 pm (PDT): Zahi Hawass

Saturday 17 September, 2:00 pm (PDT): Please save the day

Saturday, 15 October, 2:00 pm (PDT): David Silverman, University of Pennsylvania

Saturday, 5 November, 2:00 pm (PDT): Jonathan Elias, Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium

Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor:

Saturday, 3 December, 2:00 pm (PST): Carey Perloff will return



Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

Ancient Art exhibition at the de Young Museum 

20 August 2022–12 February 2023

Exhibition ticketing information:


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