Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered 100 years ago in the Valley of the Kings, Egypt. The excavations caused a media frenzy and captured the public’s imagination for years to come.
The tomb was opened on the 4 November 1922 by archaeologist Howard Carter and Egyptian collaborators. Several weeks later, Carter and his patron, Lord Carnarvon, looked into the internal chambers and reported ‘wonderful things’. Over the next few years, the team uncovered four rooms and found over 5000 objects.
Although perhaps best known today for the discovery of his almost intact tomb, Tutankhamun’s reign was also historically significant and saw the reaction against the religious revolution mounted by his father, Akhenaten.
This online lecture will explore what is known of his life and monuments – including the glittering contents of his tomb.
Speaker: Aidan Dodson is honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, where he has taught since 1996. He is the author of 26 books, and is an editor and contributor to A History of World Egyptology, published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.
The lecture is on the 19th October, free and via Zoom. For more info and to book, please go to :
Archaeology Online is a joint venture between BACAS, BAAS, BGAS and Bristol Museums.