Treasured – How Tutankhamun Shaped A Century
Hexham Abbey: The Great Hall
Sunday 19 June: 4.45pm
Tickets: £8, £6
When it was discovered in 1922, the 3,300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an enduring international media obsession.
In Treasured, Christina Riggs weaves compelling historical analysis with tales of lives touched or changed forever by an encounter with the boy-king, including her own. But not everything about ‘King Tut’ glitters: tours of his treasures in the 1970s were linked to Big Oil, his mummified remains have been exploited in the name of science and accounts of his tomb’s discovery exclude Egyptian archaeologists. Treasured offers a bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.
Christina will be interviewed by Illustrated Talk.
Running time: 1hr
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Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.
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