In the late 14th century B.C., a ship carrying over 20 tons of cargo sank off the coast of Turkey. But this ancient tragedy has proved to be one of the most exciting archaeological finds of the 20th century! For the Uluburun shipwreck, as it is now known, is that rarest of discoveries, a moment frozen in time. Its contents can be assigned to at least seven different cultures ranging from Greece to Mesopotamia and Syria to Nubia. The shipwreck, the oldest found to date, reveals the tangible evidence of the vibrant Mediterranean trading network only alluded to in the Amarna letters.
Karnak Temple evolved from its humble beginnings in the Middle Kingdom into the largest religious site in the world. Numerous pharaohs expanded, modified and renovated this "home of the god." David Pepper will describe how this fabulous Temple developed over its 2,000 year history, and reveal stories about some of its lesser known components.