Wonders of Ancient Egypt
March 9-25, 2013 (17 days)
Led by Dr. Lanny Bell
Join Egyptologist Dr. Lanny Bell on a magnificent tour of Egypt, featuring the Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Medinet Habu, a Nile cruise, a special visit to Oriental Institute’s Chicago House, and more!
Dr. Lanny Bell is an associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Chicago and received his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1977 Professor Bell began to teach at the University of Chicago and became field director of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute. For the next 12 years he spent nine months a year at Chicago House in Luxor. The activities of the expeditions under his direction have ranged from epigraphy to excavation and conservation. An expert on the Luxor area, his publications include articles on divine kingship and temple and society in ancient Egypt, as well as a groundbreaking chapter on Luxor Temple in Temples of Ancient Egypt, published by Cornell University Press. Professor Bell has also been a consultant for National Geographic magazine and has appeared in its documentary Egypt: Quest for Eternity, as well as A&E’s presentation “Mummies: Tales from the Egyptian Crypts.” Professor Bell is a very popular lecturer and has been appointed three times to endowed lectureships of the Archaeological Institute of America.
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