Dartmouth on Location in San Francisco: What Makes Ramses So Great?

  • 28 Jan 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
  • de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118


Dartmouth on Location:What Makes Ramses so Great? 

Scholars call Pharaoh Ramses II of Egypt “Ramses the Great,” but why give him that title?   

Join us for the Dartmouth on Location: What Makes Ramses so Great? event at the de Young Museum in San Francisco on Saturday, January 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

Susan Ackerman, the Preston H. Kelsey Professor in Religion, will explore some of the highlights and accomplishments of his reign—especially his great temple building projects up and down the Nile—and ask why Ramses is known as the pharaoh of the exodus. 

Following Professor Ackerman’s talk, we will have time to explore the special exhibitionRamses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs that features the greatest collection of Ramses II objects and Egyptian jewelry ever to travel to the United States. The exhibition also includes recently discovered animal mummies and treasures from the royal tombs of Dahshur and Tanis.  

Event Schedule 

  • 6:30-7:45 p.m.: Registration and welcome reception serving heavy bites and cash bar with beer, wine and soft drinks 
  • 7:45-8:45 p.m.: Talk by Professor Susan Ackerman 
  • 8:45-10:15 p.m.: Private viewing of Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs exhibit
  • 10:30 p.m.: Event concludes 


General: $65 

Young Alumni (Classes 2022-2012) $50

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