Discovery of King Tut’s grave to be subject of Friends of AK Smiley Public Library program – Redlands Daily Facts
Kate Liszka, an associate professor of history at Cal State San Bernardino and the university’s Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology, will speak on the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb at the annual Friends of the Public Library meeting. AK Smiley.
The program, open to the public, is from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, in the meeting room of the AK Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands.
Liszka will discuss archaeologist Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of the tomb of King Tut, who was buried with more than 5,000 gold treasure items, and the story of the young Egyptian king, according to a press release .
Liszka received her doctorate in Egyptian archeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. Before coming to Cal State San Bernardino, she was a member of the Society of the Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University.
As an Egyptologist, she works on two main projects. She studies the interactions between Egyptians and Nubians, primarily examining how a group of people called the Medjay grew from itinerant pastoral nomads into an elite military force. She also leads the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, an archaeological project in the Egyptian Eastern Desert that studies the organization of ancient Egyptian amethyst mining practices using Egyptian and Nubian workers.
Over the past decade, she has also given hundreds of King Tut-themed talks and tours.
The Friends of AK Smiley Public Library was established in 1973 to help support the AK Smiley Public Library in Redlands. For more information, visit aksmileybookstore.com/defaultsite/.