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July 18, 2019 – An Open Night – All are Welcome


Kate Liszka
 Exploring the Amethyst 
  Mines of Pharaoh 


July 18 – Kate Liszka
Exploring the Amethyst Mines of Pharaoh


Can you imagine a world without the color purple? 

When the Ancient Egyptians first found amethyst 4000 years ago, the pharaohs went bonkers to extract it for their elite. 

Princesses, queens, King Tut all wore purple amethyst as a sign of wealth and sexuality.  But that jewelry that now peacefully rests in museums around the world came at a price. 

Egyptian and Nubian laborers toiled in the hot sun with police watching over them and the nearest source of water was miles away.
Amethyst – Wadi-el-hudi
Photo by Per Storemyr
Since 2014, the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition has been exploring remnants of these ancient amethyst mines hidden in the Egyptian Eastern Desert. 

They’ve discovered significant mysteries about how these ancient expeditions occurred. While trying to trace their ancient tracks, our modern expedition underwent many similar difficult and complex situations. 

Modern mining companies and illegal gold rustlers destroying the sites, cars and technologies breaking down, permissions snatched away and then given back at a moment’s notice, and much more. 

Come learn about past and present adventures in Wadi el-Hudi.
Kate Liszka:
Kate is the Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology and Associate Professor of History at California State University, San Bernardino. 

She completed her Ph.D. in Egyptian Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. 

She started the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, along with Bryan Kraemer and Meredith Brand, in 2014 while she was a Cotsen Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Princeton University. 

She has been traveling to Egypt on archaeological digs for the last 20 years.
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