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1) Who was Tutankhamun? 
The Boy king Behind the Greatest Treasures Ever Found 

 

Through five thousand years of history the name of one apparently insignificant boy stands out in Egyptian history above all others. But who really was he?  Hieroglyphics have only comparatively recently been rediscovered, opening up so much meaning from the desert sands. This lecture puts Tutankhamun in the context of Egyptian civilization, considers all that is known about him and the great legacy of his discovery. It also tells the remarkable story of that discovery in 1922 and illustrates many of the most fabulous finds in what was perhaps history's greatest hoard. But it also asks, when it is appropriate to dig up the remains of the deceased and what has really been learned from so much research. It is hard for the modern mind to conceive such apparent faith and commitment and perhaps equally hard to resist "dissecting" everything to find some "inner truth". What was actually found is here revealed. 

 

  

  "I wanted to thank you for two wonderful lectures on Tutankhamun. Our members were enthralled and all commented on how well you researched the topic and illustrated that incredible civilisation . . "

ELEANOR FREEMAN  (Sydney ADFAS Chairman)   


"Thank you so very much for a truly great lecture last Thursday. The feed back has all been incredible positive and I think you have made it to the top slot 
for best lecture over the last 12 months.

Members really do appreciate a well-structured talk which is so much easier to follow, and the fact that you are able to impart all your knowledge in such an erudite, 
but ‘easy to understand’ manner means 
you are already on the list for a return visit."


JULIA TARENTO  (Grayshott Arts Soc.)



PAINTING BY ANTHONY RUSSELL OF THE PYRAMID OF DJOSER  (2600BC)