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LECTURE: MONKEYS IN ANCIENT EGYPT’S VALLEY OF THE KINGS: THE SEARCH FOR THREE UNUSUAL TOMBS

LECTURE: MONKEYS IN ANCIENT EGYPT’S VALLEY OF THE KINGS: THE SEARCH FOR THREE UNUSUAL TOMBS

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LECTURE: MONKEYS IN ANCIENT EGYPT’S VALLEY OF THE KINGS: THE SEARCH FOR THREE UNUSUAL TOMBS

Dr. Don Ryan, Pacific Lutheran University

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
2nd Floor Gallery, Urban Center Building, 506 SW Mill St (between 5th and 6th Avenue), Portland State University
 

In past years. Pacific Lutheran University’s Valley of the Kings Project has examined and documented several of the smaller tombs found in Egypt's royal New Kingdom cemetery: the Valley of the Kings.  Recently, the focus of the Project became three curious tombs which, when first encountered by the famous American excavator Theodore Davis in 1906, were found to contain the mummies of monkeys and a dog as well as other animals.  

The exact locations of these tombs were subsequently lost.  The lecture will describe the latest research and Dr. Ryan’s quest to rediscover these enigmatic burials.

Dr. Donald P. Ryan is an archaeologist and Faculty Fellow in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. He is best known for his research in Egypt including excavations in the Valley of the Kings where he has discovered lost tombs and controversial mummies. A veteran of many expeditions, he is also the author of numerous scientific and popular articles and several books on archaeological subjects.   His 2010 book, Beneath the Sands of Egypt—Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist, describes his life, his intriguing explorations, and the remarkable rediscovery of a lost tomb in the Valley of the Kings.  Two new works, Ancient Egypt: The Basics, and Ancient Egypt in Verse: An Anthology of Nineteenth Century Poetry, were recently published.     

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