Pyramids, Mummies and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries in Ancient Egypt
6:30 PM - Lecture at the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre. Tickets $60, members $47. Please call 713.639.4629 for ticket availability. www.hmns.org/lectures
8:00 PM - Book signing of "Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA", The Grand Hall, $49 plus tax, http://store.hmns.org/Selection.aspx?sch=672718
Chronicling his adventures in archaeology, legendary Egyptologist and archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass will introduce the mystery of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. He will discuss the discovery of the tombs of the pyramid builders which tells the story of the workmen who were involved in the massive construction projects, as well as the secret doors found inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Dr. Hawass will also share his theory on what may yet be uncovered inside the pyramid.
One of Dr. Hawass' recent endeavors has been the Egyptian Mummy Project, which uses modern forensic techniques, including CT scans and DNA analysis, to answer questions about human remains from ancient Egypt. The project has resulted in several crucial findings which he will share with us this evening, including identifications of the mummy of Queen Hatshepsut, new understandings about members of the family of Tutankhamun, and the death of King Tutankhamun. Finally, Dr. Hawass will discuss his current ongoing projects-the search for Queen Nefertiti and the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony.
Following the lecture, he will sign copies of his latest book "Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA".