“ I see wonderful things…”
February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm£6.00
Introducing Howard Carter, whose determination and resilience led to the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. We will examine his life before moving on to explore the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb and its magnificent contents.
In this highly illustrated lecture we shall investigate Howard Carter’s life and see how he developed his interest in antiquities, especially antiquities from Egypt. Thanks to him and to the money of Almina Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon, we can now enjoy the superb artefacts found in King Tutankhamun’s chambers and tomb. In the early 20th century Egyptologists confronted a lot of local political turmoil and the British ones were targeted due to Egypt’s desire to free itself from British imperialism. When World War I took place Carter tried to protect unearthed monuments in Luxor. It was an epic journey and you are invited to relive it step by step under the guidance of Maria Chester.
No previous knowledge is assumed and all are welcome.