LECTURE: A Newly Discovered Pyramid: The BYU Expedition to Seila Find us
Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Dr. Kerry Muhlestein, Brigham Young University
Chapter: Orange County, California
Location: Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main, Santa Ana, California
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Description: Dr. Muhlestein and a team of engineers have used sophisticated GPS equipment to create a map of the Seila Pyramid and a digital reconstruction. They also analyzed the site’s topography. The team found evidence that Seila is a "true" pyramid and may contain internal architecture and burial chambers. The pyramid has a portico on the east side that appears to have been used for ritualistic purposes.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.