LECTURE: Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
Join Geoffrey Thorndike Martin, the Edwards Professor of Egyptology Emeritus at University College London for Re-excavating the Royal Tomb of Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings. This lecture is co-sponsored by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) and the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).
The tomb of King Horemheb in the Valley of the Kings was found by the American explorer, Theodore M. Davis, a century ago. Subsequently he published a handsome volume on the reliefs, paintings and objects in the tomb. It was surprising; therefore to realize that there were still large amounts of debris inside the monument. It seemed worth investigating these, in case anything had been overlooked by the Davis Expedition. In three short seasons the work was carried out by the Cambridge Expedition to the Valley of the Kings, with interesting results. The Egyptian authorities also gave permission for the Expedition to examine, catalogue, and photograph the objects found by Davis, hardly any of which had received definitive treatment in Davis’ publication. This lecture Professor Martin discusses this royal tomb.
Come early and take a docent-led tour of the museum galleries at 6:30 pm. No reservation necessary. Please meet in the museum lobby.
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