Justice to speak to American Pen Women

By Chris Dickerson | Mar 8, 2007


CHARLESTON -- West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Brent Benjamin will speak to the Charleston chapter of the National League of American Pen Women at 10 a.m Saturday, March 10.

Benjamin will talk about "The Mysteries of Egypt" in Room 310 at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston.

Benjamin is a member of the Hocking College Archaeological Documentation Mission and has participated in archaeological excavations in Egypt and the United States. He will draw from his experiences traveling and working in Egypt for his presentation.

Most recently, Benjamin participated in the re-excavation of Theban tomb 320, known as the "royal cache" tomb because it contained the royal mummies of some of Egypt's best-known rulers, including Ramesses the Great. Benjamin also has helped to underwrite the excavation by Dr. Otto Schaden of tomb KV63 in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The discovery of that tomb was the first discovery of a new tomb in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of the tomb Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922.

Benjamin was elected to the Supreme Court in 2004. Before his election, he was a principal attorney with the Robinson and McElwee law firm in Charleston specializing in civil litigation. He is a native of Marietta, Ohio, and holds undergraduate and law degrees from The Ohio State University.

The not-for-profit National League of American Pen Women encourages creative work of professional standards in art, letters, and music.

Benjamin's lecture is open to the public.

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