Saturday, 3:30 pm
The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis's Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings
In this lecture, John M. Adams, American Research Center in Egypt, speaks about Theodore Davis, one of the most famous names in archaeology at the start of the 20th century. Davis was a poor country preacher's son who won great wealth in Gilded Age New York through corruption and fraud, only to atone for his ruthless career by inventing new standards for systematic excavation, and by discovering a record 18 tombs in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt - Pennsylvania Chapter. Admission: $8, general public; $5, Penn Museum members and PennCard holders; free for ARCE-PA members.