It looks like Zahi Hawass will have something new to talk about when he lectures at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 24.
The Egyptian government’s top archaeologist discovered a “well-preserved” mummy when he opened a sealed limestone sarcophagus on Wednesday in Saqqara, 12 miles south of Cairo.
“It is a typical mummy of the 26th dynasty … This mummy should contain amulets, golden amulets, to help the deceased go to the afterlife,” Hawass told reporters at the scene.
Dr. Hawass was instrumental in piecing together the Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit currently on display at the DMA. He’ll discuss all that he learned from examining the boy king when he speaks as part of Arts & Letters Live.