Egyptologist Hassan Latif is a Cairo native with nearly 30 years of experience guiding visitors, lecturing and tutoring.

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Egyptologist Hassan Latif will present “Secrets to the afterlife – decoding Egyptian tombs, language and culture” at Oregon State Science on Tap on May 30.

The talk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the Golden Valley Brewery in Beaverton. The program will begin at 6 p.m. Registration is required. Gary Ferngren, an Oregon State professor of history in the College of Liberal Arts who specializes in ancient near east history, will moderate.

Latif is a Cairo native with nearly 30 years of experience guiding visitors, lecturing and tutoring. He holds a bachelor’s degree as well as a high diploma of archaeology and spent a year working with the excavation of a pre-dynastic site south of Cairo and two years as a curator at the Egyptian Museum. The museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Latif leads tour groups from American universities, including recent groups traveling with the OSU Alumni Association, to excavation sites in Egypt. He also is a private tutor in the ancient Egyptian language and its hieroglyphic writing system.

OSU Science on Tap is presented quarterly by the OSU Extension Service and OSU Alumni Association. The talks engage community members in the work by nationally recognized OSU researchers and scholars from around the state.

For registration and information visit

Golden Valley Brewery is located at 1520 NW Bethany Boulevard in Beaverton. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by contacting

Extension Service

About the OSU Extension Service: The Oregon State University Extension Service shares research-based knowledge with people and communities in Oregon’s 36 counties. OSU Extension addresses issues that matter to urban and rural Oregonians. OSU Extension’s partnerships and programs contribute to a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for Oregon.

Story By: 

Chris Branam, 541-737-2940,; on Twitter @branamchrisw


Vicki Campbell, 503-821-1127,


Click photos to see a full-size version. Right click and save image to download.