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Recent Discoveries in Egypt (Conservation Matters lecture)

Date: Thursday, June 22, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

Egypt continues to yield spectacular new archaeological treasures. Join Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass for an illustrated lecture on his stunning new discoveries, including intact tombs at Giza, the New Pyramid at Saqqara, and the Valley of the Golden Mummies, so named for the gold-adorned mummies recently found there.

Dr. Hawass will also discuss recent discoveries about Tutankhamun, including information yielded by the CT scan that helped researchers discover the real cause of the young pharaoh's death.

About Zahi Hawass
Dr. Zahi Hawass is Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, as well as director of excavations at Giza, Saqqara, and the Bahariya Oasis. Dr. Hawass has discovered tombs of the pyramid builders at Giza and the Valley of the Golden Mummies, as well as two previously unknown pyramids. A leading force in the conservation of Egyptian archaeological sites, Dr. Hawass is also known for his numerous television appearances, documentaries, lectures, exhibitions, and books that have made the wonders of ancient Egypt accessible to a wide audience.

About Conservation Matters
Conservation Matters is a series of occasional lectures hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) examining conservation issues from around the world.

For more information about the work of the GCI in Egypt, see the Valley of the Queens Project, which aims to conserve and protect this important archaeological site.

Zawi Hawass on site in Egypt

How to Get Here
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