Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs
Saturday, February 08, 2020 |
2:30PM - 5:00PM ET
This is a virtual event.
LocationVirtual Event - Rainey Auditorium - Penn Museum
Join us for this special Science Channel film screening of Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs. Following the film, enjoy a presentation and discussion led by Egyptian Section Curator, Dr. Josef Wegner.
“This is unique and special program with rare and privileged access, that sets out to right a wrong perpetrated by early archeologists who refused to see or acknowledge the contributions of the black pharaohs to the glory of ancient Egypt,” said Neil Laird, Executive Producer, Science Channel.
Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs follows research teams that include Geoff Emberling of the University of Michigan and Pearce Paul Creasman of the University of Arizona, who are unearthing a lost fortified city, opening newly discovered pyramids, and extracting DNA from the ancient dead, to show how this African culture, home to fabulous wealth, monumental architecture, and a rich culture, all led by a black dynasty, should now be given its place alongside the great revered ancient civilizations.
Lost Kingdom of the Black Pharaohs is produced by Alleycats Films for Science Channel. The producer/director is David Starkey and executive producers are Emma Parkins and Ed Stobart. Neil Laird serves as Executive Producer for Science Channel.
Pictured in the photo above: Dr. Mahmoud Suliman Bashir, Meroë, Sudan
Pre-Registration is suggested. Event admission is free.
Museum admission is not included.