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Cedar Crest Contingent That Visited Egypt to Share Their Experiences Monday

Allen Richardson, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, and several members of the Cedar Crest College contingent that journeyed to Egypt last month during the semester break will host a program titled, “Remembering Egypt,” this Monday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Tompkins College Center 1867 Room. During the program, the hosts will share photos and stories of their journey, which included stops at Abu Simbel to visit the Temple of Ramses II; Luxor to see the Valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where they went inside King Tut’s tomb; Giza, to visit the largest of the Egyptian pyramids; and Cairo, where they visited the ancient Khan el-Khalili marketplace and experienced the Middle Eastern tradition of negotiating for goods and services. In addition, they took a three-day cruise down the Nile River.

Nearly 30 Cedar Crest College students, family members, and alums went on the trip. Professor Richardson is already planning the next educational excursion to Egypt in 2012.