Member Lecture: The People Who Built the Pyramids

October 13th, 2020

AERA members are invited to watch the online lecture “The People Who Built the Pyramids – How We Know” given by Dr. Mark Lehner. The lecture will premiere on Saturday, October 17 at 1:00pm ET & be available for viewing for 48 hours.

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For the past thirty years, Dr. Mark Lehner has directed AERA’s excavations at the Giza Pyramids Plateau. This project has revealed the settlements and everyday life of the people who built the pyramids, including their workshops, bakeries, barracks, and the houses of those who administered the pyramid projects. Dr. Lehner’s talk will elaborate on recent discoveries, including the reconstruction of buried waterways and harbor basins that match information from the Wadi el-Jarf Papyri and Journal of Merer, the leader of a team who delivered stone for Khufu’s Great Pyramid. Learn about the royal port and palace city sprawled below the Giza Pyramids and what we now know about the people who built the pyramids.

This lecture in honor of International Archaeology Day is co-hosted by the Department of Egyptian Art of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Archaeological Institute of America, the Archaeological Institute of America – New York Society, the American Research Center in Egypt, the American Research Center in Egypt, New York Chapter.

AERA members are invited to attend this online lecture and will be emailed a special invitation to watch. Not an AERA member yet? Join now!