Thank God it’s Friday

Posted on January 25, 2016

Thank God it’s Friday is This Week Just Another Manic Monday

Dear Readers: The snowstorm in New York delayed the production of a video for this column – so this Monday is actually a Friday, since this text should already have been online last Friday. I do, nevertheless, hope that you'll enjoy my little report from a "summit of Egyptology," which we at SC Exhibitions had the pleasure to host recently in New York:

Dr. Nicholas Reeves reads a copy of Dein Spiegel with Christoph Scholz – the cover story is about Dr. Reeves' search for hidden chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb.Dr. Nicholas Reeves reads a copy of Dein Spiegel with Christoph Scholz – the cover story is about Dr. Reeves’ search for hidden chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Two of the world’s best-known Egyptologists, Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Nicholas Reeves, came to visit The Discovery of King Tut, our exhibition in New York, which recreates the tomb of King Tut and the treasures found within. Dr. Hawass and Dr. Reeves are both renowned for their ongoing research regarding Tutankhamun’s tomb, and Dr. Reeves has recently been making headlines for his theory that the mummy of Queen Nefertiti lies behind a wall of that very tomb.

Zahi Hawass delivered two public lectures, and came to visit the exhibition for a signing of his new book about King Tut, The Golden Boy: History for Kids. If you hurry, a few signed copies are still available in our New York gift shop (417 5th Avenue at 37th Street).

Tutankhamun: The Greatest Archaeological Discovery Ever Made – Yet Again? was the title of the lecture by Nicholas Reeves, Director of the Amarna Royal Tombs Project, and Senior Egyptologist with the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition. Before his lecture, I surprised him with a hot-off-the-press copy of Dein Spiegel, the monthly edition of Germany’s newsweekly for young readers – Dr. Reeves’ search for Nefertiti’s tomb was on the front cover. The talk in the Burton Gallery was hosted by TV presenter Don Wildman, host of Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. Don Wildman, a friend and regular contributor to our work at SC Exhibitions, met him at our show.

Here’s the video: youtube.com

Next Friday, January 29th we’ll have Garry’s Soap Box – the monthly column by our London-based editor, Garry Shaw. I’ll be back on February 5th.

Dr. Zahi Hawass signs copies of his latest book, The Golden Boy: History for Kids.Dr. Zahi Hawass signs copies of his latest book, The Golden Boy: History for Kids.



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