Discovery of King Tut’s tomb will be topic of Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library program – San Bernardino Sun

Kate Liszka, an associate professor of history at Cal State San Bernardino and the university’s Benson and Pamela Harer Fellow in Egyptology, will talk about the 100th anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb when the Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library hold their annual meeting.

The program, open to the public, is 3:30-5 p.m. Sunday, June 12, in the Assembly Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library, 125 W. Vine St., Redlands.

Liszka will discuss archaeologist Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of the tomb of King Tut, who was buried with more than 5,000 objects of golden treasure, and the story of the young Egyptian king, according to a news release.

Liszka received her doctorate in Egyptian archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. Before coming to Cal State San Bernardino, she was a member of the Society of the Fellows in the Liberal Arts at Princeton University.

As an Egyptologist, she works on two main projects. She studies the interactions between Egyptians and Nubians, primarily looking at how a group of people called the Medjay evolved from itinerant pastoral nomads into an elite military force. She also directs the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition, an archaeological project in the Egyptian Eastern Desert that investigates the organization of ancient Egyptian amethyst mining practices using Egyptian and Nubian laborers.

Over the past decade she has also given hundreds of lectures and tours on the topic of King Tut.

The Friends of A.K. Smiley Public Library was formed in 1973 to help support Redlands’ A.K. Smiley Public Library. For information, go to

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