Whats new from Ancient Egypt?
Egyptologist Donald Ryan is coming to Oslo to give a lecture on recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt's Valley of the Kings.
After nearly two hundred years of exploration, and over ninety years since the finding of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, the Valley of the Kings continues to produce new surprises, insights, and puzzles. In this lecture, archaeologist/Egyptologist Donald P. Ryan will share some of his recent discoveries while investigating some of the lesser-known tombs in the ancient royal cemetery. These include the rediscovery of three tombs that once contained the mummies of animals, and the excavation of a tomb that might have played a very unusual role in the Valley's history.
NOTE: This lecture will be in English.
Donald P. Ryan, Ph.D. is an archaeologist and Faculty Fellow in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA. 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. Ryan has led many expeditions and is the author of several books and numerous scientific and popular articles on archaeological subjects.
For several years, Ryan worked closely with world-renowned Norwegian explorer, archaeologist and writer, the late Thor Heyerdahl, whose open-minded approach to the topic of early human use of the ocean was a hallmark of his remarkable research. Ryan is also a Research Associate at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway and a Fellow of both The Explorers Club and The Royal Geographical Society.
Ordinary admission ticket required.