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Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Historian Eric Cline explains how a cycle of human and natural disasters coalesced to bring the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean world to an end in a single calamitous year. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The ubiquitous Greek column may be Washington’s most familiar echo of an ancient civilization, but many corners of the city reflect a longstanding fascination with the art, artifacts, and architecture of Egypt. Alexander Nagel, a Freer Gallery curator, takes a look at our town’s aesthetic connection to the land of the pharaohs.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM

How would you measure the height of a pyramid or the grain harvest in the valley of the Nile? David Reimer, author of the new book Count Like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics presents a lively and entertaining tour of a vanished—but ever-present—civilization though a focus on its number system.

 

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