Members' lecture
Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (live screening) - SOLD OUT

Monday 18 February 2019,
18.30–20.00
Stevenson Lecture Theatre
Tickets £8

SOLD OUT

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Live screening of an exclusive lecture for Members.

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalising clues. Dr Chris Naunton describes the quest for these and other great ‘missing’ tombs – those we know existed, but which have not yet been identified. He also discusses key moments of discovery that have yielded astonishing finds and created the archetypal image of the archaeologist poised at the threshold of a tomb left untouched for millennia.

Dr Naunton explains the mysteries of the missing tombs and presents all the evidence, unravelling the tangled threads surrounding the burials of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his son Tutankhamun - and the burial place of Imhotep, architect of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, among others.

Dr Chris Naunton is a distinguished Egyptologist, and has presented numerous television documentaries, including The Man Who Discovered Egypt (BBC4), Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy (Channel 4) and King Tut’s Tomb: The Hidden Chamber (Channel 5). He was Director of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and, in 2015 was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists.

Includes a complimentary drink and there will be a book signing after the talk.

Please note that this is a live relay screening of the lecture in the BP Lecture Theatre.

Age: 16+


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