"The Men Who Built the Pyramids: the Discovery and Excavation of the Workmen's Village
on the Giza Plateau"
Sponsored by the the Egyptology Graduate Student Association and the Institute of
Egyptian Art and Archaeology of the University of Memphis.
Dr. Mark Lehner, Director of the Giza Mapping Project and Director of the Ancient
Egypt Research Associates, will present a free public lecture on the evening of Thursday,
February 7, 2013.
Lecture: 7:00 PM
Reception: 6:00 PM
Location: Fountain View Suite, Room 350, University Center,
University of Memphis main campus
Pay parking is available in the Zach Curlin Garage (PG-2 #3 on the parking map) or in the Fogelman Garage (PG-1 #40).
Mark Lehner,Ph.D, has directed excavations in and around the Pyramids at Giza and
the Great Sphinx for over thirty years. Together with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Lehner discovered
the village of the workmen who constructed the Great Pyramid of King Khufu. His talk
will illuminate the lives of the craftsmen and builders responsible for one of the
Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
Scholars have long studied the Pyramids of Giza, searching for insight into the building
methods for such amazing architecture. Mark Lehner's discovery and excavation of
the workers' village on the Pyramid complex helps to bring to light the lives of the
common people who helped to erect these monuments to their Pharaohs and gods.