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Cosmic to microscopic: hidden spaces and new evidence from the Pyramid field at Giza

By harnessing cosmic rays, a new chamber was discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu (c. 2560 BC). This lecture by Dr Karin Sowada explores several exciting new stories from the Giza plateau, and the role of science and archaeology in moving debate about the site beyond mere speculation.

When: Saturday, August 17 2019. 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Where: Embassy of Egypt main hall
1 Darwin Avenue, Yarralumla, ACT, 2600
Topic: Archaeology and antiquity, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: ashraf_ghanem@yahoo.com
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New science on archaeological remains from the pyramid workers’ settlement, and the Pyramids themselves, continues to reveal surprising new information about Egypt’s most famous monuments. By harnessing cosmic rays, a new chamber was discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu (c. 2560 BC). Scientific analysis on the humblest of artefacts – fragments of ancient pottery – exposed the far distant reach of Egypt’s international relations under the great kings of the era. This lecture explores several exciting new stories from the Giza plateau, and the role of science and archaeology in moving debate about the site beyond mere speculation.

Public lecture sponsored by National Science Week ACT, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and the Embassy of Egypt in Canberra. Light dinner will be provided free of charge after the lecture.

Contact details:

Ashraf Ghanem
Royal Australian Chemical Inst.
Email: ashraf_ghanem@yahoo.com
Phone: 0429 319 993

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