October 3, 2017
October 3rd: Lecture by Mark Lehner
New Discoveries from the Giza Plateau: The Lost Port City of the Pyramids
Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA) explores the deepest layers of the Lost Port City of the Pyramids for evidence of Khufu, builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza. New archaeological evidence allows us to visualize waterways and harbors flanking the Lost City, the Sphinx, and the Pyramids. The Journal of Merer, part of Egypt’s oldest inscribed papyri, opens a window onto daily use of the Giza waterways, and possible overnights, dockside, at the Lost City. Pierre Tallet and a French team found the papyri at a port of Khufu at Wadi el-Jarf on the Red Sea coast.
(Haupt National Lecture)
October 3 at 6:30 pm (Refreshments to precede lecture at 6:00)
Explorers Club, 46 East 70th Street