Saturday: 'Discoveries that rewrote history'


Stanford professor and archaeologist Patrick Hunt will discuss his book, "Ten Discoveries that Rewrote History," at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the downstairs reading room at the Menlo Park Library, located at Alma Street and Ravenswood Avenue.

Mr. Hunt, who has been teaching archaeology, mythology and art history since 1994 in the Classics Department of Stanford University, will talk about his list of greatest archaeological discoveries, which includes the Rosetta Stone, Troy, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Mr. Hunt received a big turnout when he spoke at the library three years ago, said Roberta Roth, outreach librarian at the Menlo Park Library.

"(Mr. Hunt) has traveled around the world," said Ms. Roth. "The last time he was here he brought a slideshow from his archaeological digs and travels." Ms. Roth added that attendees can expect a similar presentation this year.

The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions, have refreshments, and purchase Mr. Hunt's book after the talk.

The event is part of a series of monthly Saturday programs sponsored by the Friends of the Menlo Park Library. The library has been offering the Saturday programs for the past 16 years, Ms. Roth said, and has covered a variety of topics from health to black history month.

The event, which is free to the public, is being co-sponsored by the library's Adult Summer Reading Program and is in line with this summer's topic, "novel destinations."

Free van service is available for Menlo Park seniors and people with disabilities. Call 330-2512 or send an email to for more information.

— Caitlin Moyles

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