Recent Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, located on the western bank of the Nile at modern Luxor, ancient Thebes. Starting in the New Kingdom, it became the main burial ground for its kings. Long shafts and elaborate burial chambers reached deep into earth, a procedure contrary to the Old Kingdom, where huge pyramid structures donned the landscape. These tombs were stocked full, then sealed and then supposedly remained hidden until eternity. Not so.

Looking toward the Valley of the Kings
Looking toward the Valley of the Kings

We are excited to announce that in conjunction with the Department of Archaeology at SFU, Dr. Don Ryan will be presenting the many marvellous discoveries he and his team have made recently.


Thursday, 27 September 2012
6.30 pm


Alliance for Arts and Culture
#100 – 938 Howe St, Vancouver, BC

RVSP required

Eventbrite - "Beneath the Sands of Egypt" Lecture

About the Speaker

Dr. Don Ryan is a Faculty Fellow in Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington and director of the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project.


Archaeologist and Egyptologist Donald P. Ryan will share some of the discoveries from the Pacific Lutheran University Valley of the Kings Project.  The Project has excavated several of the small, little-known, undecorated tombs in the Valley, some of which have revealed fascinating surprises and controversial mummies (Hatshepsut? Relatives of Tut? A mass grave?).

Presenting Sponsor

Department of Archaeology at SFU

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