Welcome to the American Research Center in Egypt, Pennsylvania Chapter website. Here you can find information about the organization, learn about our membership options, find out about upcoming Egypt-themed events and more! To visit the American Research Center in Egypt National website please click here.

ARCE-PA Presents:

  Dr. Ronald J. Leprohon, 
Professor of Egyptology, University of Toronto

 Saturday March 14, 2015
  Classroom 2

"A Wall for All Seasons: The funerary chapel of Pahery at El Kab"

The Eighteenth Dynasty tomb chapel of Pahery, the Mayor of El Kab in southern Upper Egypt, contains scenes of the work done during all three seasons of the Egyptian calendar. A description of these scenes and the symbolic direction in which they were meant to be seen, will be followed by a look at the hieroglyphic captions on the wall and how these offered a different message to a literate audience.  

Ronald J. Leprohon graduated from Loyola College in MontrĂ©al (now Concordia University) in 1971, and received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1980.  He served as Education Officer and Project Egyptologist for the exhibition of the Treasures of Tutankhamun in Toronto in 1978-79.  He has also done archaeological work in Egypt for both the Akhenaten Temple Project and the Dakhleh Oasis Project.

He has published close to 100 articles and reviews in scholarly journals, and has written a two‑volume study of the ancient Egyptian funerary stelae in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. His latest book, The Great Name, is published by the Society of Biblical Literature and deals with the five-fold titulary of the pharaohs.

In 1981 he went to Cairo to become the first director of the Canadian Institute in Egypt, a branch of the Canadian Mediterranean Institute.  He is currently Professor of Egyptology in, and past Chair of, the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. He is a multiple recipient of the Dean’s Excellence Award, and he also received a University of Toronto Outstanding Teaching Award in the Faculty of Arts and Science in 2002-2003.


*Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held at the Penn Museum at 3:30 PM*
*Entrance fees are $10 for the general public, $7 for University Museum members and UPenn Staff & Faculty, $5 for Students with ID, and FREE for ARCE-PA members and children under 12


Penn Museum's World Culture Day


Saturday, March 21, 2015

11 AM to 4 PM

Free with Admission to the Penn Museum  


It's a celebration of all things Egyptian at this World Culture Day. The galleries come to life with a variety of activities to help visitors discover ancient Egypt, one of the world's oldest civilizations—including hands-on crafts, an interactive belly-dancing workshop, and lectures about Egyptian history and archaeology. Guests can follow along with guided tours of the Museum's Egyptian galleries, and watch live mummy conservation in the In the Artifact Lab: Conserving Egyptian Mummies exhibition.


Visit our Facebook page:
Join us on twitter!