Nicole Nett

Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt


The final presentation in the AIA/SunWatch Winter 2019 Lecture Series She Blinded Me with Science presented by the Archaeological Institute of America’s Abemayor Lecturer Dr. Kate Liszka, from California State University, San Bernardino.

Ancient Egyptians believed that their name, their body, and their memory needed to be preserved to ensure life after death.  So that their memory would persevere for the rest of eternity, they were frequently buried in large visible tombs with the often-luxurious objects that they needed in the afterlife.  These wealth-filled tombs acted like a beacon of opportunity for criminals.  Learn how various tombs were broken into in antiquity, how the Egyptian designed their tombs in an attempt to ward off tomb robbers, and how the tomb robbers were tried and punished for their crimes.

Thanks to the Archaeological Institute of America and the generosity of an anonymous donor, admission to the 2019 She Blinded Me with Science series is free and open to the public. Regular admission fees apply for guests who wish to visit the museum and village before or after each presentation. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Pastries will be provided; guests are welcome to bring a beverage.

  • Saturday, Apr 6, 2019
  • Location: 2301 W. River Rd., Sunwatch Indian Village, OH
  • Phone: (937) 268-8199
  • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: Free Event
Tomb Robbery in Ancient Egypt