1-2pm (UK) / 3-4pm (Egypt) | This lecture will be recorded, register to be sent a video link

The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered at the beginning of November 1922, catapulting the young king to worldwide superstardom. However, the name of the king had already been known to Egyptology for nearly 100 years, being first noticed by John Gardner Wilkinson soon after the initial decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs in the mid-1820s, although his exact placement and affiliations would perplex scholars for some time. This lecture will trace research into the king’s career down to the present day, looking at the various theories regarding his activities and very identity, highlighting how much (or little!) the famous discovery has contributed to today's picture(s) of Tutankhamun and his reign.

Professor Aidan Dodson has taught Egyptology at the University of Bristol since 1996, and was Chair of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2011 to 2016. A graduate of Liverpool (BA) and Cambridge (MPhil, PhD), he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2003, and was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo for Spring 2013. He is the author of over 25 books, with Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife scheduled for publication in the autumn of 2022.

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