The Valley of the Kings: Discoveries Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Monday, February 6, 2023, 3:00PM
No charge for Four Arts members
Book signing to follow

The Valley of the Kings: Discoveries Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow with Kent Weeks

This lecture is part of the Ancient Egypt and King Tut’s tomb series

No archaeological site in the world is more famous than the Valley of the Kings, thanks in large part to King Tutankhamun. Few sites have been so frequently explored by archaeologists, yet discoveries are still being made there, and undoubtedly there will be more. We will examine the history of work in the Valley, the new methods being used in its exploration, and offer hints as to what yet remains to be revealed.

Kent Weeks is Founding Director of the Theban Mapping Project.  He is Professor Emeritus of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, formerly Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of California, Berkeley, Curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Director of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, in Luxor, Egypt.  He has excavated at many archaeological sites in Egypt, and is the author of over a dozen books, including several award-winning international best sellers. He appears frequently on U.S. and European television.  Most recently, he has worked in the Valley of the Kings preparing detailed archaeological maps and plans of its tombs, in the course of which he relocated the tomb of multiple sons of Rameses II, the largest royal tomb ever found.