Sunday, August 14, 2022

Fwd: Ancient Art Council - Lecture - Saturday - 20 August - 2 pm (PDT) - Dr. Zahi Hawass

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

opening 20 August @ de Young Museum 



Supporting Antiquities at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Legion of Honor | de Young Museum


 In person only

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

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 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.

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

Seating is limited and unassigned. 

Lecture tickets do not include admission to the exhibition.


Fall 2022Spring 2023 Programs

In person or live stream

Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum:

Saturday, 20 August, 2:00 pm (PDT): Zahi Hawass [This lecture is in person only]

Saturday 17 September, 2:00 pm (PDT): Diana Craig Patch, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Saturday, 15 October, 2:00 pm (PDT): Joshua Roberson, University of Memphis

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 with Euripides's Helen

Koret Auditorium | de Young Museum

Saturday, 21 January 2023, 2:00 pm (PST): Rita Freed, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Saturday, 4 February 20232:00 pm (PST): Rita Lucarelli, University of California, Berkeley


Exhibition opening at the de Young Museum

Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs

20 August 2022–12 February 2023

Ticketing information:


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