Secret of the Great Pyramid

Sponsored by Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation and the Missouri History Museum

AIA Society Event: St. Louis

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere, Forest Park
St. Louis, MO 63112
United States

The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the unsolved mysteries of all time. Egyptologists simply do not know how ancient builders raised thousands of two-ton blocks to the top of the 480-foot pyramid. This lecture presents a radical new theory and the recently discovered evidence for it. For years, French architect, Jean-Pierre Houdin, worked in isolation in a one-room flat in Paris with nothing but his computer and the most detailed blueprints of the pyramid ever drawn. In 2003, he contacted Egyptologist Bob Brier and the two began working together to find evidence for his theory - that hidden inside the pyramid is a mile-long ramp that is still there, waiting to be discovered. In the course of their explorations in Egypt, they uncovered a room 275 feet up the pyramid never mentioned in the Egyptological literature. Recently, Houdin, working with Dassault Systemem in Paris, was also able to demonstrate that the Great Pyramid cracked as it was being built, and pinpoint precisely when and why. This illustrated lecture presents the new internal ramp theory and the evidence for it, including the first photographs of the room high up on the Pyramid's northeast corner. This research was the subject of a recent National Geographic Channel TV special and Dr. Brier will be signing copies of his new book, Secret of the Great Pyramid, published by Smithsonian Press, 2008. Read more »

Contact:
Judith Feinberg Brilliant
JFBrilliant@cs.com
(314) 997-2662

International Archaeology Day 2013

Sponsored by St. Louis AIA and U.S. Grant National Historic Site (NPS)

AIA Society Event: St. Louis

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Location:
Laclede’s Landing
700 North 1st Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
United States

Revelations about America through Historic Archaeology.

Local archaeologists will discuss specific archaeological discoveries in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and Missouri. Visitors will have a chance to examine and discuss the 18th and 19th century artifacts that tell some very interesting tales.

Schedule:

10am-Noon

Hands-on study of the 19th century historic archaeological heritage of St. Louis County, Missouri.

Noon-1pm

Lecture by Professor Douglas D. Scott

Revelations about Western America through Historic Archaeology

Dr. Scott specializes in nineteenth century military sites archaeology and forensic archaeology.  He is particularly noted for his expertise in battlefield archaeology and firearms identification having worked on more than 40 battlefield sites, including Palo Alto, Sand Creek, Big Hole, Bear Paw, WIlson's Creek, Pea Ridge, Centralia and Santiago de Cuba.  He received his PhD from the University of Colorado and is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

1pm-2pm

Public show-and-tell about historic archaeology.

Contact:
Michael Fuller
MFuller@STLCC.edu

Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: St. Louis

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 7:30pm

Location:
Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere, Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO 63112
United States

Lecturer: John Hale

Abstract: Dragons of the North: The World of Viking Longships

Co-sponsored by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and the Missouri History Museum

Contact:
Judith Feinberg Brilliant
JFBrilliant@cs.com
(314) 997-2662

Alaska's Gold Rush Maritime Landscape

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central MO (Columbia)

Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Missouri, 106 Pickard Hall
9th Street & University Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

Lecturer: John Odin Jensen

Abstract: Alaska’s Gold Rush Maritime Landscape

Wilkie Lecture

Reception in the Cast Gallery at 5:00 PM

Contact:
Kathleen Slane
slanek@missouri.edu

The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries at the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: St. Louis

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere, Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO 63112
United States

Lecturer: Thomas Howe

Abstract: The Garden of Flora: New Discoveries at the Roman Seaside Villas of Stabiae near Pompeii

Manton Lecture

Co-sponsored by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and the Missouri History Museum

Contact:
Judith Feinberg Brilliant
JFBrilliant@cs.com
(314) 997-2662

New Excavations at the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central MO (Columbia)

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Missouri, 106 Pickard Hall
9th Street & University Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

Lecturer: S. Thomas Parker

Abstract: New Excavations at the Ancient City of Petra in Jordan

Kershaw Lecture

Reception in the Cast Gallery at 5:00 PM

Contact:
Kathleen Slane
slanek@missouri.edu

Otzi the Iceman: 5300 year old Alpine "Mummy" and Forensic Science

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: St. Louis

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:30pm

Location:
Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
5700 Lindell Boulevard at DeBaliviere, Forest Park
Saint Louis, MO 63112
United States

Lecturer: Patrick Hunt

Abstract: Otzi the Iceman, 5.300 year old Alpine “Mummy” and Forensic Science

Co-sponsored by the Arthur and Helen Baer Foundation, and the Missouri History Museum

Contact:
Judith Feinberg Brilliant
JFBrilliant@cs.com
(314) 997-2662

Setting the Table at Hellenistic Gordion

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America

AIA Society Event: Central MO (Columbia)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:30pm

Location:
University of Missouri, 106 Pickard Hall
9th Street & University Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211
United States

Lecturer: Shannan Stewart

Abstract: Setting the Table at Hellenistic Gordion

Mellink Lecture

Contact:
Kathleen Slane
slanek@missouri.edu

Three Lessons in Roman Sardis

Sponsored by co-sponsored with the Museum of Art and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Central MO (Columbia)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 5:30pm

Location:
106 Pickard Hall, University of Missouri
United States

Speakers: Marcus Rautman, professor of Art History and Archaeology, and Elizabeth deRidder and Lauren diSalvo, graduate students in the same department.

Lecture in 106 Pickard Hall. reception preceding the lecture in the Cast Gallery at 5 PM.

Contact:
Kathleen Slane
slanek@missouri.edu
573-882-6711

The Agora Bone Well: Infant death and burial in Hellenistic Athens

Sponsored by co-sponsored with the Museum of Art and Archaeology

AIA Society Event: Central MO (Columbia)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 5:30pm

Location:
106 Pickard Hall, University of Missouri
United States

Susan Rotroff, professor at Washington University in St. Louis and recipient of the 2011 Gold Medal for archaeological achievement from the AIA.

Lecture in 106 Pickard Hall. reception preceding the lecture in the Cast Gallery at 5 PM.

Contact:
Kathleen Slane
slanek@missouri.edu
573-882-6711

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