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Ancient Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi lecture at Tulane

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Ancient Egyptian buffs and scholars alike are each in for a treat this month, in both Baton Rouge and New Orleans.

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Cosponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt - New Orleans Interest Group, esteemed Egyptologist, Dr. Aidan Dodson, will be presenting two talks this month. The first on Tuesday, April 15, at the Louisiana Art and Science Museum in Baton Rouge, the second on Wednesday, April 16, at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Dr. Dodson, a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at University of Bristol, was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo in 2013. He read Egyptian archaeology at Durham, Liverpool, and Cambridge Universities, receiving his BA in 1985, MPhil in 1986, and his PhD in 1995. Dr. Dodson was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003, and he has been Chairman of the Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society since 2011. He is the author of several books on ancient Egypt and is currently editing an international history of Egyptology.

The World of Egyptology is the topic of the lecture in Baton Rogue, and the following day Dr. Dodson will be discussing Shelters for Eternity: Ancient Egyptian Coffins and Sarcophagi at Tulane. Both events include a meet and greet, light refreshments, and are scheduled to begin at 5:30 P.M. with the lecture at 6.

Click here for more information on both events.

And to learn more about the American Research Center in Egypt - New Orleans Interest Group, or ARCE, click here. The American Research Center in Egypt's New Orleans Area Interest group offers public programming on the history and culture of Egypt as well as members-only social events. Members become partners in helping to spread awareness of the good work being done in Egypt by ARCE and its members.

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