Hear about Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb through original photographs and artefacts.

In 1922 the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered at Luxor, the first known intact royal burial from ancient Egypt. The excavation by Howard Carter and his team generated enormous media interest and was famously photographed by Harry Burton. These photographs, along with letters, plans, drawings and diaries, are included in an archive created by the excavators and presented to the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford. To celebrate the centenary of the discovery, the Griffith Institute, in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, is hosting the exhibition “Tutankhamun. Excavating the Archive”, that displays a selection of about 150 objects of this archive. They present a vivid and first-hand account of the events and give an intimate insight into the records of one of the world’s most famous archaeological discoveries. 

Join exhibition Curator, Dr Daniela Rosenow, as she introduces us to the discovery and gives a glimpse of some of the fascinating material in the collection.

When | Thursday 24 November, 7.30 - 9pm

Where | Alban Room & Online via Zoom Webinar

Speaker | Dr Daniela Rosenow, Egyptologist and Curator of Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive

Cost | £10 (£6 students) 

About Dr Daniela Rosenow

Dr Rosenow is a Project Officer at the world-renowned Griffith Institute in Oxford. She is the co-curator of their current exhibition celebrating the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Excavating the Archive, housed at the University’s Bodleian Library.

Joining Options

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