Egyptology News

Make this one of your New Year's resolutions—get a copy of John's book for yourself. Even better, treat your friends too!

ARCE DC member John Gaudet's new book was a clue on Jeopardy! on December 12, 2018.

How important was that?  One measure of fame nowadays is to appear on Jeopardy!, the number one television quiz show in the US, with 9-10 million viewers each week. 

But once the clue was read, none of the three contestants could summon up the key word, "papyrus!"  (See the video—

Don't get caught short on your next appearance on Jeopardy! Read all about the plant and the ancient paper made from it in The Pharaoh's Treasure.  Better yet, give the book as a gift to any friend with an interest in history.

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A Travel Opportunity for 2019—

Bible History On The Nile




FEBRUARY 5–17, 2019


ATTEND A FULL DAY SEMINAR IN LUXOR covering Bible History and Ancient and Modern Egypt from Pharaonic to Coptic.

EXPLORE THE RARELY VISITED, SACRED TOMBS and temples of the West Bank of Luxor on two full days—including both the East and West Valley of the Kings.

WITNESS NILE RIVER LANDSCAPES AND DAILY LIFE along its banks reminiscent of ancient Egypt and Biblical times on a five-day luxury cruise.

For more information & downloadable brochure, go to:

 Engaging, adventurous & intellectually stimulating

“I sailed down the Nile, and the Bible came to life


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2017 Annual Meeting, in Kansas City

posted May 23, 2017, 5:47 AM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Aug 10, 2018, 7:52 AM ]

The ARCE DC chapter had a great showing at the annual meeting in Kansas City! Here are some highlights—

ARCE DC members with the winner of the best student paper contest, Heba Abdelsalam (back row, center), and the new Executive Director of ARCE, Jane Zimmerman (second from right).

The chapter council fundraiser was an overwhelming success. Entitled "Hidden Rooms and a Missing Mummy-in-Law: Tut, Tut, What is really going on?" 
The moderator (Kara Cooney), and the three speakers (Aidan Dodson, Salima Ikram, and James Allen) discussed the latest about Tutankhamun and his tomb. All four have spoken at ARCE DC chapter events. 

The reception at the Nelson-Atkins Museum was lovely and gave members a chance to see the museum's fantastic collection.

Statue found in Mattariya

posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:14 AM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Mar 17, 2017, 10:21 AM ]

A large statue was found during archaeological investigations below a souk in the Mattariya neighborhood of Heliopolis, Cairo. Originally thought to be a statue of Ramses II, researchers later realized it is a statue of Psamtek I, a King of the Nubian 25th Dynasty. It has now been moved to the Cairo museum. Read all about the finds with impressive photos and video coverage:

A Memorial Service for Francis W. Niedenfuhr

posted Sep 29, 2016, 6:13 PM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Sep 29, 2016, 6:13 PM ]

A memorial service will be held for Francis W. Niedenfuhr, former ARCE DC Chapter president, on Saturday October 15th, at 3:00pm. The service will take place at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. More about Francis' life can be found here.

Fundraiser Photos

posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:31 AM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Jun 3, 2016, 7:31 AM ]

Kent Weeks delivered a fascinating lecture, and a fabulous time was had by all!


ARCE DC on Twitter

posted May 17, 2016, 7:08 AM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated May 17, 2016, 7:08 AM ]

The DC chapter of ARCE is now on Twitter! Follow DC_ARCE to stay up to date on our chapter events and find out the latest news from the world of Egyptology! 

ARCE Annual Conference

posted Apr 19, 2016, 7:57 AM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Apr 25, 2016, 6:44 AM ]

The ARCE Conference was a great success! Many ARCE DC chapter members attended.

New discovery of statues and stele at Aswan

posted Apr 10, 2016, 2:04 PM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 2:04 PM ]

Two Old Kingdom statues and a New Kingdom stelae have been found underneath the city of Aswan.

The Nefertiti debates

posted Apr 10, 2016, 2:02 PM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 2:02 PM ]

Nefertiti: Already found? In Tut's tomb? or Undiscoverd in another tomb? Parse the different theories:

More scanning of Tutankhamun's Tomb

posted Apr 10, 2016, 2:00 PM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Apr 10, 2016, 2:01 PM ]

A nice article about the most recent scans for secret chambers in Tutankhamun's tomb... we are still waiting to see.

A Great Time to Visit Egypt

posted Mar 25, 2016, 3:39 PM by ARCE DC Board   [ updated Mar 25, 2016, 3:39 PM ]

Nicholas Reeves talks about why it is a great time to visit Egypt in a recent interview.

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