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Treasures from the Ancient World: Tales of an Early American Egyptologist

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Emeritus Professor Bill Needle, Southeast Missouri State University

Sirocco winds, a splendid sun— travel along the banks of the Nile River to rediscover forgotten treasure from the temple of one of ancient Egypt’s most mysterious rulers, Queen Hatshepsut. Journey back in time to unwrap the body of King Menthuhotep for a peek at the treasures hidden within the wrappings. Professor and Egyptologist, Bill Needle, takes us back to the turn of the century for a fascinating look at early American Egyptologist, James Teakle Dennis, and the ancient antiquities he uncovered in Deir el Bahir, the Valley of the Queens. There are rare photos, recent discoveries, and a Missouri connection in this beguiling look at the treasures of the pharaohs.

Presented in conjunction with the traveling exhibition, Treasure! on display at the Missouri History Museum, October 18, 2009 – January 3, 2010.

To be held at:
Missouri History Museum – Lee Auditorium

Lindell and DeBaliviere in Forest Park

St. Louis, Missouri 63112

FREE and OPEN to ALL. Middle and high school students welcome.
Parking free in Museum lots or in Forest Park.

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Date:
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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