A Damming History: Consequences In Egypt and Pittsburgh

This year for Earth Day, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites you to join them virtually to watch and discuss two documentaries: Lake of Betrayal and The World Saves Abu Simbel.

Lake of Betrayal reveals an untold story from American history – a one-sided battle pitting an impoverished Native American nation against some of the strongest political, social, and commercial forces in the country as they fought to protect their sovereignty. The World Saves Abu Simbel is a film about the archaeological significance of the huge Egyptian temples of Abu Simbel and their dissection and removal, stone by stone, to higher grounds out of the reach of the waters of the Nile.

Panelists will include: Drew Armstrong, Associate Professor in the department of History of Art & Architecture and director of Architectural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; Caleb G. Abrams, award-winning Seneca filmmaker and multimedia artist; and Christine Johnston, Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean History at Western Washington University.

After registration, you will receive a link where you can watch the documentaries starting on Sunday, April 18. The discussion of A Damming History will take place virtually on Thursday, April 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Cost of this event is Pay-What-You-Wish.

For more information, or to register, visit A Damming History: Cultural And Ecological Consequences In Egypt And Pittsburgh event page.