The Evolution of Karnak Temple
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.
David Pepper is a retired engineer with a lifelong interest in Ancient Egypt. He has visited the land of the pharaohs numerous times, and was one of the founders of the Denver-based Ancient Egyptian Study Society (ESS).
David has presented many lectures about Ancient Egypt around the Denver-Boulder area, and was a former editor of the ESS publications, The Ostracon, and Scribe’s Palette.
David is currently vice-president on the Board of Trustees of The Amarna Research Foundation, a fund-raising organization that supports excavations and conservation projects in Egypt, and is editor of their publication, The Akhetaten Sun.
He has been collecting Ancient Egyptian themed memorabilia for a number of years, and enjoys searching antique malls and flea markets looking for “Egyptana.”