Pacific Lutheran University's annual free Egyptology lecture features a prominent scholar and archaeologist Geoffrey Thorndike Martin.
Martin's lecture, "Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings," will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Regency Room, Anderson University Center at
Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma.
The tomb of the pharaoh Horemheb was discovered in 1908 in Egypt's royal cemetery - the Valley of the Kings. Almost a century later it became clear that it had not been fully investigated nor completely excavated. Martin resumed work in the tomb in 2005 and will share the results in his lecture.
Martin is the Edwards Professor of Egyptology Emeritus at University College in London. He has excavated at the royal tombs at Amarna and in the Valley of the Kings. At the ancient cemetery of Sakkara he rediscovered the tomb of Maya, the treasurer of Tutankhamun.
The lecture is sponsored by the Division of Humanities at PLU and is free and open to the public.