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6–7 pm, Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former Minister of Antiquities, Egypt
7–8 pm, Book signing and reception
Join the FIne Arts Museums of San Francisco for a very special lecture by famed Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, presented by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums. Immediately following his talk, Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his most recent book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA. Guests are also invited to enjoy a reception in the Hall of Antiquities.
Ticket sales from this event will support the acquisition of an Egyptian carvedwood statuette of Seneb, scribe of the royal documents, dating to the early Middle Kingdom (ca. 1985–1878 BC), one of the golden ages in Egypt’s dynastic history. Please join in helping to make the Legion of Honor, where this exceptional piece is on view, its permanent home.