College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Mark Lehner Lecture February 7, 2013

"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.


creasman picDr. 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


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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.  




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