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Presidential Dinner with Kristin Romey & Fredrik Hiebert

The Tomb of Jesus, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and more

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ODED BALILTY, AP FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

Renowned archaeologists Fredrik Hiebert & Kristin Romey will present on the recent unsealing of Christ's reputed tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Join us on January 26th to learn what they found.

Fredrik Hiebert, National Geographic’s Archaeologist-in-Residence, has traced ancient trade routes overland and across the seas for more than 20 years. Hiebert has led excavations at ancient Silk Road sites across Asia, from Egypt to Mongolia. His excavations at a 4,000-year-old Silk Road city in Turkmenistan made headlines around the world. He also conducts underwater archaeology projects in the Black Sea and in South America's highest lake, Lake Titicaca, in search of submerged settlements.

Hiebert completed his doctoral dissertation at Harvard University in 1992 and held the Robert H. Dyson chair of archaeology at the University of Pennsylvania before joining the National Geographic Society in 2003. He rediscovered the lost Bactrian gold in Afghanistan in 2004, searched for sunken ships off of Cuba, created a travelling exhibition on Indiana Jones and real archaeology, and was recently the curator of National Geographic's exhibition The Greeks: from Agamemnon to Alexander the Great which toured major museums in the United States and internationally.

Kristin Romey FN’05 covers archaeology for National Geographic’s print and digital media. Her recent exclusive coverage on the opening of the purported final resting place of Jesus Christ received international attention. Previously, Romey was executive editor ofArchaeology magazine, where her award-winning work covered topics ranging from Maya human sacrifice in Yucatan to the legacy of Alexander the Great in present-day Uzbekistan. An underwater archaeologist by training, Romey was one of the first westerners to survey and excavate in the former Soviet regions of the Black Sea, and most recently directed field operations for a National Geographic–sponsored archaeological project in Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan.


Date: Thursday, January 26th

Time: 6:00 pm Reception, 7:00 pm Dinner, 8:00 pm Presentation

Location: Club Headquarters, 46 East 70th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Member Ticket Price: $70

Guest Ticket Price: $80

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