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Lectures and Talks

Masters Series Lecture | Bob Brier, Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharoahs

Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 • 6:00 pm
Cost
Free
Location
Peristyle
Audience
Adults, Family, Members, Seniors

The world has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. In this lecture, Bob Brier (often referred to as Mr. Mummy) explores the burning fascination with all things Egyptian and the events that fanned the flames--from ancient times, to Napoleon's Egyptian campaign, to the discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb by Howard Carter in the 1920s. For forty years, Bob Brier, one of the world's foremost Egyptologists, has been amassing one of the largest collections of Egyptian memorabilia and seeking to understand the pull of Ancient Egypt on our world today and traces our enthrallment with the mummies that seem to have cheated death and the pyramids that as if they will last forever. The Masters Series is supported in part by the TMA Ambassadors.