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Community Classroom Presents 'New Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings'

MARCH 2, 2007--In 1922, the excavation of King Tutankhamen's tomb heralded the beginning of decades of extraordinary archaeological discoveries in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The boy-king's final resting place remained the sole intact tomb identified by the archaeological world until 2006, however, last year marked the finding of tomb KV 63, which re-ignited the world's passion for all things ancient Egyptian.

The UW-River Falls Community Classroom session, "New Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings," highlights the University's recent J-Term “Journey to Egypt” program's visit to the excavation currently underway. The presentation takes place March 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library.

Presenter Professor Steven Derfler is a faculty member of the UWRF art department. Derfler, who teaches archaeology and ancient history courses, acted as the winter interim tour director. The professor also has experience leading other archaeological excavations to the area.

The UWRF Community Classroom is a series of presentations by faculty and staff designed to help people understand and address the vital concerns of our contemporary world. Presentations are informal, free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, visit

The UWRF Outreach and Graduate Studies Office and the College of Arts and Sciences sponsor the classrooms. Outreach and Graduate Studies Office provides lifelong learners with academic, professional, development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at or can be obtained by calling at 715-425-3256, 1-800-228-5607, or e-mailing


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