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Groundbreaking Research in Egyptian Art: Behind the Mask of Tutankhamun


Sunday, June 19, 2011


02:00 PM–03:30 PM

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Groundbreaking Research in Egyptian Art: Behind the Mask of Tutankhamun

The gold headpiece from Tutankhamun's tomb is perhaps the best-known Egyptian artwork in the world today. British-based Egyptologist, Nicholas Reeves will reveal groundbreaking scholarship on this mask, revealing his findings on the astonishing secret of this object's original intent.

A New York Times review raved about Reeve’s previous scholarship, writing that he “presents ingenious archaeology as a racy, irresistible detective story full of hidden clues (and bodies), magic geometry and ruthlessness masked as mysticism.” Don’t miss hearing about Reeve’s latest daring research into the story behind King Tut’s mask and his bold suggestion that has been corroborated by ancient Egyptian artworks.

Nicholas Reeves, Sylvan C. Coleman and Pamela Coleman Memorial Fellow, Department of Egyptian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Nicholas Reeves is a specialist in the archaeology of the Valley of the Kings (where his Amarna Royal Tombs Project carried out four seasons of excavation between 1998-2002). Reeves' books include The Complete Tutankhamun (Thames and Hudson, 1990), Valley of the Kings (KPI, 1990) and (with Richard H Wilkinson) The Complete Valley of the Kings (Thames and Hudson, 1996).

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