Join us on the following Sunday afternoons to enjoy the best in documentary films on the ancient Near East at the Oriental Institute. Films begin at 2:00 p.m., and running times range from 30 to 50 minutes. Admission is free. Docents are in the galleries following each film. A trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious land called Punt. This journey is intricately depicted on the wall of one of Egypt’s temples. NOVA travels to the temple, built 3,500 years ago for the celebrated female pharaoh Hatshepsut, in search of answers. NOVA follows a team of archeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the vessel shown on the carving and then launch it on the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery.
Meet artist Caryl Yasko, creator of Under City Stone to discuss how you can get involved with the restoration of the historic mural under the 55th street viaduct. Free and open to the public.
“In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma death railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his love affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. Struggling to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from beatings, he receives a letter that will change his life forever.” Australian author Richard Flanagan, winner of the 2014 Man Booker Prize, will read from and discuss his acclaimed novel “The Narrow Road to the Deep North.” Sponsored by the Global Voices Lecture Series and the Seminary Co-op Bookstore. Website.