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Egypt's Old Kingdom topic for BYU lecture Jan. 20

John S. Thompson, professor of Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania, will be speaking Thursday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. in 3710 Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

His lecture is titled “The Sakh-Rites in the Memphite Elite Tombs of Egypt's Old Kingdom” and is hosted by the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies.

Thompson is finishing his dissertation at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked for the seminary and institute programs in Philadelphia for the Church Educational System for 15 years.

He received a bachelor's and master's degrees in Ancient Near Eastern Studies from BYU and the University of California-Berkeley, respectively, with an emphasis on the Hebrew bible.

The lecture will be archived at  For more information, contact Lee Simons at (801) 422-2652 or

Writer: Mel Gardner


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