The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents, Bob Ihsen’s Sudan Egypt, on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m., at the Los Angeles County Public Library in La Crescenta.
With Bob Ihsen’s program we will travel north from Khartoum along the Nile to visit remarkable archaeological sites relating to the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient rival to the better-known pharaohs to the north. On to the pyramids of Meroe, a world heritage site, the Coptic Christian tombs at Dongola, then to explore Jebel Barkal and the Royal Necropolis of Napata. A visit to nomadic tribes in the isolated Bayuda Desert and the ruins of Ancient desert cities miles from the Nile. Returning to Khartoun we will see the Whirling Dervishes of the Sufis, the Tomb of the Mahdi and cruise to the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
He is a lifelong residence of Covina and a 40-year Sierra Club member. When taking time out from his many years of teaching history, he has traveled the United States and the world. Of the 193 members of the United Nations he has been to them all except one: Libya. He is active in the Covina Lions’ Breakast Club, the San Dimas Westerners and is president of the Covina Valley Historical Society as well as a co-advisor of the Scholarship Federation at Covina High.
The program begins following news of Conservation and Outings. This is a free community event and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please contact Wayne Fisher for further information at (818) 353-4181.La Crescenta.