The Great Sphinx and other wonders of Egypt will be discussed in a talk at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives on Nov. 14.

The Great Sphinx and other wonders of Egypt will be discussed in a talk at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives on Nov. 14.

Museum presents a peek into the land of Egypt

The Friends of History Lecture Series presents Dan Bruce, "In the footsteps of Amelia Edwards: A tour through the land of Egypt"

With an extensive background as a museum curator, Dan Bruce has combined his experience, knowledge and fascination with Egypt into a presentation for the Friends of History Lecture Series.

“In the footsteps of Amelia Edwards: A tour through the land of Egypt” will be hosted at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives Nov. 14 from 1 to 2 p.m.

“Dan will take audience members on a tour of various sites of historical interest with photos taken by himself and Andrew Cousins, and will even have a few small artifacts on hand,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator for the museum.

Bruce is curator of the Lake Country Museum and executive director of the Fintry Estate and Manor House. Previously he has curated the Princeton Museum and Kelowna Centennial Museum, collections from the Caribbean for the British Museum, has been involved in many archeological explorations and given numerous public lectures on history and archaeology.

He has travelled to Egypt twice, once in 2008 and again in 2010. The trips were organized by the Egypt Exploration Society based in London, of which Bruce is a member and Amelia Edwards the founder.

Admission is by donation but those interested are asked to call the museum at 250-542-3142 to pre-register, as space is limited.

 

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