By Gabriella Gage
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard’s Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology Peter Der Manuelian first discovered his passion for all things Egypt during a fourth grade history class at the Belmont Day School.
“I remember that as the first class that actively grabbed my attention,” said Manuelian.
From there, he was hooked. Luckily, young Manuelian was able to foster this interest locally at the famous Egyptian collection at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).
Manuelian is Harvard University’s first Egyptologist in more than half a century.