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Tutankhamun – Excavating the Archive

Marking the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922, “Tutankhamun: Excavating the Archive” at the Weston Library, showcases material from the archive of the Griffith Institute, whose director is Dr Maren Schentuleit, Univ’s Supernumerary Fellow in Egyptology and Coptic Studies.

The exhibition, curated by Professor Richard Bruce Parkinson (formerly a Lady Wallis Budge JRF at Univ) and Dr Daniela Rosenow of the Griffith Institute, brings to life the complex stories of the discovery, excavation, documentation and conservation of the tomb – including often overlooked Egyptian members of the archaeological team – using Carter’s archive of photographs, letters, plans, drawings and diaries.

The exhibition runs until 5 February, 2023 – free admission, further details at bodlein.ox.ac.uk; the accompanying book can be purchased from bodleianshop.co.uk

The related, free, events “Excavating the Egyptians” (18 November, 7pm) and “A century of Tutankhamun” (30 November, 5pm) are also detailed at bodlein.ox.ac.uk

Images (c) Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

Published: 8 November 2022

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