Links to articles and videos about Mark Lehner and AERA
Who built the Sphinx? Who broke its nose? 4,500 years later, a fresh look
National Geographic, July 2023
The popularity of Egypt’s iconic ancient wonder has shifted with the sands over the centuries. Here’s what we know about it, from years of archaeological detective work.

Journeys of the Pyramid Builders
Archaeology Magazine, July/August 2022
The cover story of Archaeology magazine is about Pierre Tallet’s work at Wadi al-Jarf, AERA’s work on the Giza Plateau, and how these two sites together help to tell the story of how Khufu’s pyramid was built.

A Refreshing Look at Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids
New York Times, July 2022
Photographer Tanveer Badal came to visit our site last year as we started our excavations at the Lost City of the Pyramids.

The Red Sea Scrolls: How ancient papyri reveal the secrets of the pyramids
York Festival of Ideas, June 2022
Pierre Tallet and Mark Lehner gave a talk at the York Festival of Ideas about their new book The Red Sea Scrolls: How Ancient Papyri Reveal the Secrets of the Pyramids. Watch their presentation on YouTube.

Great Pyramid Temple Conservation Project
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), 2020

Feeding the Forces: Providing for the Pyramid Builders
Rawi Magazine, 2019
Claire Malleson, AERA’s Director of Archaeological Science, discusses what was on the menu for the builders of the pyramids and who was responsible for providing the supplies. You can also watch Dr. Malleson discuss this article with The National on YouTube. 

Mark Lehner interviewed on Good Talk Minot
Good Talk Minot, 2019

Decoding the Great Pyramid
NOVA, 2019 video available online for PBS members or for purchase

Two 4,500-Year-Old Homes Found Near Giza Pyramids
Live Science, 2018

The Long-Hidden ARCE Sphinx Mapping Project Is Unveiled
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), 2018

Sphinx Mapping Digital Database: Unlocking the archive of the Great Sphinx
American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), 2018

Giza Pyramids: Stairways to Heaven
Discover Magazine, 2018

How the Pyramids built Egypt, Taking a New Look at Life and Death in Giza
Current World Archaeology, 2018 (Full article available in the print edition with a brief summary provided on the CWA website.)

Unlocking the ‘Lost City of the Pyramids,’ and other Giza mysteries
CNN, 2017

Did the Egyptians create a canal and a port to bring stone to the Great Pyramid?
Boston Globe, 2017

The World’s Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids
Smithsonian, 2015

How Egypt’s Great Pyramid Changed Civilization
Scientific American, 2015 (Scientific American subscription required to read full article)

People Ate Pork in the Middle East Until 1,000 B.C.—What Changed?
Smithsonian, 2015

New Research Reveals Why Pig-Use in Middle East Declined
New Historian, 2015

Raising the Obelisk (Mysteries of the Nile)
NOVA, 1999

This Old Pyramid: The great pyramids of Egypt, just how were they built?
NOVA, 1997 (video transcript)

Pyramids: The Inside Story
NOVA, 1997

Dating the Pyramids: Radiocarbon dating the pyramids.
Archaeology, September-October 1995