Winter in Nile

Dr. Steve's Presentation on Winter on the Nile: Vintage Egypt

at the Upper Merion Township Library

         Monday, December 10  at 7:00 pm

Upper Merion Township Library's Freedom Hall

For all ages

Egypt is one of the world’s top travel destinations; her ancient temples, tombs, pyramids, and mysterious hieroglyphic writing system have enthralled visitors for generations. Organized travel to Egypt, however, is a relatively modern phenomenon. Richly illustrated with archival photographs, this three-part seminar takes the audience on a captivating journey through the history of travel to Egypt; from her “Golden Age” of tourism, between the years 1850-1950, right up to the modern era.


                This lecture focuses on the development of Egypt’s legendary hotels, such as the Majestic Hotel in Alexandria, Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo, and the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor. Gorgeous photographs accompany this virtual trip through time and space – a wonderful way to escape the winter doldrums, without leaving the comfort of home! 


           Presenter Dr. Stephen Phillips is the Curatorial Research Coordinator in the Egyptian Section of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  Dr. Phillips has traveled extensively and participated in a wide range of archaeological excavations for nearly 25 years, including excavations at Petra, Jordan; near Bordeaux in southwestern France; and in Egypt - at the Great Pyramids. He is also a professional guide for tour groups to Egypt. 


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the library, call us at 610-265-4805 or register using our online calendar

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