Egyptology News

Check here on a regular basis for links to  happenings in the Egyptological world including:

news stories, ARCE updates, and other Egypt-centered events in the DC area.

You can also find this information and more on our Facebook or Twitter pages. 

Annual Meeting in Kansas City

posted May 23, 2017, 5:47 AM by Carol Boyer   [ updated May 23, 2017, 5:48 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 left).

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) feistily 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 this fantastic collection.

We hope you join us for the 2018 ARCE Annual Meeting in Tuscon, Arizona!

Statue found in Mattariya

posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:14 AM by Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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 Carol Boyer   [ 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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