Even if you missed this fascinating lecture, you can still see Peters deliver it at CyberLC, the Librarys Web page that offers selected programs online.
The culture of ancient Egypt has fascinated people for centuries. Many photographs of the pyramids, the Sphinx even hieroglyphics can be found in the American Memory Web site, especially in Touring
Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company,
1880-1920. To find the Egypt images, click on Browse by Subject, to the Discovery and Exploration link. Scroll down to Egypt and click.
The photographs of hieroglyphics, surprisingly, were not made in Egypt but at the Library of Congress. They are part of the Evolution of the Book series of murals in the magnificent 1897 Thomas Jefferson Building. You can take a virtual tour of this building, which has been called one of the most beautiful public buildings in America, and see for yourself why.