Friday, 4 January 2013

The Tutankhamun Legacy-a course in 4 parts

I am getting ready in preparation for a new course running via Swansea University in March.  Here are the details for those nearby....



The Tutankhamun Legacy

In 1922, Howard Carter’s discovery of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun captured the excitement of the world’s press.  The exquisite tomb contents, the richly decorated coffins and the boy king’s mummy dazzled all those who saw the images or heard of their description.

This four week course will examine Tutankhamun’s role in the political history of ancient Egypt.  It will consider the excavation of his tomb, the truth behind that ‘curse’ and will look at the impact Carter’s discovery had on contemporary culture.  We will take a look at the ‘Wonderful Things’ found within the tomb and shall consider how these finds have contributed to our understanding of the history and culture of Ancient Egypt.

No previous experience of Egyptology needed!

Date: Course begins 27 February 2013
Time: 10-12 am
Venue/Location: South Wales Miners Library (Hendrefoelan Campus, Gower Road)
Tutor: Beverley Rogers

To book a place contact: Claire Bannister 01792 295464
Email: c.bannister@swansea.ac.uk

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