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The Egyptian Pyramids

Dr. Colleen Darnell

Egyptologist, Archaeologist, Knowledge Seeker

About Dr. Colleen Darnell

A Yale-trained Egyptologist, Dr. Colleen Darnell has traveled the world researching hieroglyphic inscriptions. She led an archaeological expedition in Egypt that discovered a fifteen-hundred year old Roman settlement in the Eastern Desert, and with her husband, Professor John Darnell, published the first complete English translation of the texts in the Valley of the Kings. Dr. Darnell was the first to identify works of historical fiction written by the ancient Egyptians themselves. Lately, Colleen and her husband Professor John Darnell have been hard at work finishing an exciting new biography of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, the parents of King Tut, entitled Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth, to be published November 1, 2022 by St Martin's Press. She shares her passion for Egyptology with “kids” of all ages.

About the class

The Egyptian pyramids are one of the oldest of the Ancient Wonders of the World. They stood as the world’s tallest structures for thousands of years, and they continue to capture the imagination of the world. So who built these pyramids, and how did they do it with ancient technology? Why were they built, and what are they like inside? Join Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell to explore these questions and more in a class that’s nearly 5,000 years in the making.

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After exploring the Egyptian Pyramids with Dr. Colleen Darnell, join other adventurers in our After School Ancient Adventure Club where you can investigate amazing ancient marvels once a week!