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The Egypt of the Pharaohs


Wed 11 Sep 2019, 5:30pm–6:30pm

Where: Otago Museum, 419 Great King Street, Dunedin, Otago

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Otago Museum

Join Cairo-based expert, Elhamy Elzayat, MNZM, as he gives an outline of the significant rulers and events of Ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty to the Eighteenth.

The talk will be broad in range and the will cover among other things: an overview of the First Dynasty as well as Snefru, who was the founding monarch of the Fourth Dynasty during the Old Kingdom. Mereruka, vizier to King Teti and the first pharaoh of the Sixth Dynasty will also be discussed, along with four of Egypt's female pharaohs.

His presentation will conclude with an exciting update on the new Grand Egyptian Museum due to open in 2020 and dedicated to the boy king Tutankhamun.

Elhamy was Honorary Consul General of New Zealand, and was presented with the New Zealand Order of Merit by then Prime Minister, Helen Clark. Elhamy is now the Cairo Director of Innovative Travel and is former Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Authority.

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