Minot State University presents Egyptologist Mark Lehner Presentation

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Minot State University Ann Nicole Nelson Hall 500 University Ave W, Minot, ND 58707

Minot State University is pleased to announce world-renowned Egyptologist Mark Lehner will give a lecture at Minot State’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall Thursday, May 2.

Lehner is the director and president of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc. (AERA).

The lecture at Minot State is one part of a weekend of events planned in the Magic City as Lehner is scheduled to speak at Minot Public Schools and attend Minot State’s annual Alumni Association Gala fundraising event. The Minot State lecture, which is free and open to the public, is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Ann Nicole Nelson Hall with a book signing to follow.

“We are honored to have someone with the extensive knowledge that Mark has speaking at Minot State and look forward to welcoming him back to his hometown for this event,” Minot State President Steven Shirley said. “Mark is one of the top Egyptologists in the world and is an expert in the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza, making him an outstanding guest for our campus.”

Lehner is a Minot native who graduated from Minot High School in 1968 and attended Minot State University. He went to Cairo in 1973 as a Year Abroad Student at the American University in Cairo where he received his bachelor’s degree in anthropology. He lived in Egypt in for 13 years, working for American, Egyptian, British, French, and German archaeological projects. From 1979 until 1983 he was the Field Director and then Director of the Sphinx Project sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt.

In 1984, he began the Giza Plateau Mapping Project, sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt and Yale University where Lehner received his doctorate in Egyptology in 1990.

His nearly 40 years of archaeological research in Egypt includes mapping the Great Sphinx and discovering a major part of the “Lost City of the Pyramids” at Giza.


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