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13C020A Tutankhamun: Then and Now

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When:

  • Thu 7 Feb ’13, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
  • Thu 14 Feb ’13, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
  • Thu 21 Feb ’13, 6:15pm – 8:15pm

Where:

Rutherford House, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Full course registration: $90.00

Website:

VUW course info

“Discovered tomb under tomb of Ramesses VI; investigated same and found seals intact” - 5 November 1922

“Opened sealed doorway” - 16 February 1923

(Private journal of Howard Carter)

Egyptologist Howard Carter opened the door to Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1923, more than 3,000 years after it had been sealed and the king had been forgotten by the world. The tomb and its contents became the most famous archaeological discovery of the 20th century. Carter and his colleagues oversaw the meticulous excavation and recording of the burial of a boy-king, entombed while ancient Egypt was at its most splendid, giving us a glimpse into a past almost beyond our imaginings.

The tomb and its contents have become synonymous with ancient Egypt and power, embedded in popular culture and as recognisable as the Great Pyramid. But how much have Tutankhamun and his burial taught us about this magnificent civilisation and those who ruled over it?

Almost a century later, these three seminars explore Tutankhamen’s place in ancient Egypt’s “Golden Age”, trace the path to his tomb’s discovery and consider how our understanding of the king’s final resting place has changed over the intervening decades.

10% early bird discount available until 2 weeks prior to the course start date.

Victoria Community Continuing Education.

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