Egyptomania: The World's Fascination with Mummies, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

Sponsored by Harvard Semitic Museum

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:
Yenching Auditorium
2 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Egyptologist Bob Brier will discuss why Egyptian history and culture continue to fascinate so many people. His chronicle of “Egyptomania” covers a surprisingly wide swath, from Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt and the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb, to Hollywood films, novels, and dime-store kitsch. ** Free parking available in the 52 Oxford St. garage -- Reception to follow in the Semitic Museum --

Website: http://hmsc.harvard.edu/event/egyptomania-worlds-fascination-mummies-tombs-and-h...

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