SSEA Sally L.D. Katary Scholarship Fund Lecture

When and Where

Saturday, June 01, 2024 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Hybrid event


Eltayeb Abbas of the Grand Egyptian Museum


The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA) is proud to announce that Dr. Eltayeb Abbas will give this year’s Sally L.D. Katary Scholarship Fund Lecture, on June 1, 2024, at 1 pm (Eastern Time).

Dr. Abbas is Assistant Deputy Minister for Archaeological Affairs at the Grand Egyptian Museum, as well as Professor of Egyptology at Minya University. He will be talking about the new Grand Egyptian Museum, in a virtual talk. Despite the fact that he will not be with us in person, you can take in his lecture together and hear about this spectacular new museum and learn more of the plans for its long-awaited opening.
In Person: Room 1071, Sidney Smith Hall (100 St. George Street, Toronto)

Once completed, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will be the world’s largest archaeological museum and house over 100,000 objects dating from prehistoric to Roman periods. Most notably, almost all objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb will be on display for the very first time. Dr. Abbas will present an overview of this massive project, highlight some star objects that will be exhibited in its galleries, and report the latest progress made toward the full opening of the museum to the public.

This event is a fund-raising event for the Sally L.D. Katary Scholarship Fund. A donation of $10 is encouraged. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. Donations can be made online at Eventbrite, or in person at the door

If coming in person, just show up. If viewing online, please register at: