'Wonderful Things!' Tutankhamun's Tomb and Treasures

by Lucia Gahlin

July 27th

'Wonderful Things!' Tutankhamun's Tomb and Treasures

In 2022 we celebrate the centenary of the greatest archaeological discovery - the excavation of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922.

The name of this boy-king conjures up wonderful imagery and mysterious tales of the pharaohs. In this lecture Lucia explores this unusual tomb and its iconic treasures. She examines the design and decoration of the most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings. She discusses Carter’s discovery and what happened to the incredible wealth of funerary goods found within.

Enjoy the art on the walls of this extraordinary tomb, and fabulous treasures, from Tutankhamun’s golden shrines to his ornate board games.

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin is an Egyptologist who works in museums and on excavations in Egypt, but mostly lectures. She is Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology.

Ms Gahlin has taught Egyptology at several UK universities and works at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London. She leads tours to Egypt, is former Director of Bloomsbury Summer School at UCL and Chairs the Friends of the Petrie Museum.

Ms Gahlin’s Publications include Egypt: gods, myths, religion.

Tutankhamun's canopic coffinette - Grand Egyptian Museum CairoTomb of Tutankhamun - Burial chamber Valley of the KingsTomb of Tutankhamun - Burial chamber Valley of the KingsTutankhamun's Pectoral - Grand Egyptian Museum Cairo

Images courtesy of Ms Lucia Gahlin