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Surrey Network Study Day – Tutankhamun, The Boy King – Clive Barham Carter

15 October, 2021 @ 09:30 16:00

“The Most Famous Pharaoh of Them All: Tutankhamun, The Boy King” by Clive Barham Carter

Tutankhamen was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th dynasty; he ruled c. 1334 – 1325 BC in the conventional chronology during the New Kingdom of Egyptian history. His father was the heretical king Akhenaten and his mother was his father’s sister, identified through DNA testing. The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter of Tutankhamun’s nearly intact tomb, funded by Lord Carnarvon, received worldwide press coverage. With over 5000 artefacts, it sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s mask, now in the Egyptian Museum, remains a popular symbol.

9.30 Registration
10.00 The Valley of the Kings – the Where
11.00 Coffee / Tea
11.30 Carter and Carnarvon – the Who
12.30 Lunch – Bring-Your-Own – Tea / Coffee available
1.30 The Tomb – the What
2.30 Tea / Coffee
3.00 Tut.Ankh.Amen and Restoration – and the Why
4.00 Departure

Speaker: Clive Barham Carter studied Egyptology at Cambridge (as the only undergraduate). He was awarded a scholarship with the Egypt Exploration Society to dig at Saqqara under Professor Walter Emery. Later, he joined the staff at Charterhouse as a History teacher, a position he accepted with some trepidation, having been a pupil there. He managed to maintain his interest in Ancient Egypt by lecturing at the City Literary Institute, and by sneaking Egypt into his General Studies classes. In retirement, he has returned to his enthusiasm for Ancient Egypt and now lectures at the Guildford Institute, and for U3A, local groups and museums. He is an accredited lecturer with The Arts Society.

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15 October, 2021
09:30 – 16:00
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Ian Funnell

The Menuhin Hall

Cobham Road, Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey KT11 3QQ, + Google Map