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Dr. Mark Lehner

is Director and President of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc. (AERA) who received his PhD in Egyptology from Yale University. His nearly forty years of archaeological research in Egypt includes mapping the Great Sphinx and discovering a major part of the ‘Lost City of the Pyramids’ at Giza. Lehner directs the Giza Plateau Mapping Project (GPMP), which conducts annual excavations of Old Kingdom settlements near the Sphinx and Pyramids with an interdisciplinary and international team of archaeologists, geochronologists, botanists, and faunal specialists. A former Assistant Professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Chicago, he is now a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the Capitol Archaeology Institute of George Washington University. Lehner appeared on numerous programs including NOVA’s Riddles of the Sphinx, and is author of The Complete Pyramids and many academic articles for publications like National Geographic, Smithsonian, and Archaeology.

Events by Dr. Mark Lehner:

October 9 - 10, 2020
LIVE and On-Demand Online! Featuring Dr. Zahi Hawass and Dr. Mark Lehner LIVE online! Take a trip through time and space and explore the archeological wonders of the ancient world—and discover the rea… Read More