Los Angeles: Speaker Dr. Renee Friedman from the British Museum, London

Dr. Renee Friedman, Director, Hierakonpolis Expedition, Heagy Research Curator, Dept. of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, London, will speak on "There's a Hippopotamus in My Cemetery!"

For the past fourteen years, the Hierakonpolis team has explored more areas of their site, including new plots in within the predynastic cemetery.  Almost every year, they find burials of exotic animals, like giraffes and elephants. It is unclear if these were part of an ancient zoo, whether these animals were revered as being imbued with magical powers or ???

Hierakonapolis always delights, and Dr. Renee Friedman has a fun way of presenting her material. The ARCEOC tour visited her on site in 2010. (Event sponsored by Steve and Karen Schultz.)

Sunday, May 20th, 2012 from 1:30 until 3:30pm at Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, Santa Ana, California (map).

This event is Free.

Parking is $6.00 in the Museum lot. 

For more information please visit: http://www.arceoc.org/ReneeFriedman_Lecture_British.pdf  

This is an American Research Center in Egypt Orange County (ARCE/OC) event.

ARCE/OC can be contacted at: http://www.arceoc.org/contact.html


Questions about the AFLSE LA chapter, contact chapter leaders Mansi Shah or Elizabth Botsford at losangeles@aflse.org.