AERA’s Team Lectures at the SCA in Cairo

September 15th, 2009

Sunday, 15 March, 2009

Egyptologist Dr. Mark Lehner and his team of interdisciplinary specialists presented their work about the Lost City of the Pyramids at the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Zamalek, Cairo. AERA’s scholars and researchers reveal details that are helping to answer the age-old question, “Who built the pyramids?”

The builders of the Giza monuments fulfilled the amazing vision of pharaohs Khufu (2551-2528 BC), Khafre (2520-2494 B.C.), and Menkaure (2490-2472 B.C.), and at the same time created one of the earliest examples of urban planning. When the last Giza pyramid was completed, the Lost City was abandoned and forgotten until its rediscovery within the past two decades.

9:30 to 10:30 A.M.

Introductions to Excavations
Introduction: Dr. Mark Lehner, AERA Director
Village, Town, and Barracks: Ana Tavares
Causeway for a Queen: Daniel Jones
Bricks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Jessica Kaiser

10:45 to 11:30 A.M.

Material Culture
Science at Giza: Dr. Mary Anne Murray
Broken but Revealing: Dr. Anna Wodzinska
Status and Diet at Giza: Dr. Richard Redding
Untold Stories: Emmy Malak

11:45 to 12:30 A.M.

Excavations
A Tale of Two Buildings: Freya Sadarangani
Mystery of the Pedestal Building: James Taylor
A Workers’ Barrack: Ashraf Abd el-Aziz

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Introductory remarks by Dr. Zahi Hawass
Projects
Hands-on Learning: Mohsen Kamel
A 3-D View: Manami Yahata
The Bones of Teaching: Afaf Wahba
Developing a GIS: Camilla Mazzucato

3:30 to 4:15 P.M.

Material Culture
Seeds of Understanding: Dr. Mary Anne Murray
From Rocks to Royalty: Marina Milic
Ancient Administration: John Nolan
Putting it All Together: Mark Lehner

Sunday, 15 March, 2009

Egyptologist Dr. Mark Lehner and his team of interdisciplinary specialists presented their work about the Lost City of the Pyramids at the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Zamalek, Cairo. AERA’s scholars and researchers reveal details that are helping to answer the age-old question, “Who built the pyramids?”

The builders of the Giza monuments fulfilled the amazing vision of pharaohs Khufu (2551-2528 BC), Khafre (2520-2494 B.C.), and Menkaure (2490-2472 B.C.), and at the same time created one of the earliest examples of urban planning. When the last Giza pyramid was completed, the Lost City was abandoned and forgotten until its rediscovery within the past two decades.

9:30 to 10:30 A.M.

Introductions to Excavations
Introduction: Dr. Mark Lehner, AERA Director
Village, Town, and Barracks: Ana Tavares
Causeway for a Queen: Daniel Jones
Bricks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Jessica Kaiser

10:45 to 11:30 A.M.

Material Culture
Science at Giza: Dr. Mary Anne Murray
Broken but Revealing: Dr. Anna Wodzinska
Status and Diet at Giza: Dr. Richard Redding
Untold Stories: Emmy Malak

11:45 to 12:30 A.M.

Excavations
A Tale of Two Buildings: Freya Sadarangani
Mystery of the Pedestal Building: James Taylor
A Workers’ Barrack: Ashraf Abd el-Aziz

2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Introductory remarks by Dr. Zahi Hawass
Projects
Hands-on Learning: Mohsen Kamel
A 3-D View: Manami Yahata
The Bones of Teaching: Afaf Wahba
Developing a GIS: Camilla Mazzucato

3:30 to 4:15 P.M.

Material Culture
Seeds of Understanding: Dr. Mary Anne Murray
From Rocks to Royalty: Marina Milic
Ancient Administration: John Nolan
Putting it All Together: Mark Lehner