The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology and Dr. W. Raymond Johnson will present new findings about King Tutankhamon in a virtual lecture to be held Friday evening, November 6th, starting at 7 p.m. CST.
The 15th Annual William J. Murnane Memorial lecture, titled “Tutankhamun’s Life, Death, and Afterlife: New Evidence from Thebes,” sheds light on the new archaeological material that has emerged in Luxor (ancient Thebes) that enriches our knowledge of the life of one of Ancient Egypt’s most enigmatic kings, Tutankhamun, revealing the luxurious court in which he lived, his extraordinary building activities, and the circumstances of his death. In his presentation, Dr. Johnson will share some of these new discoveries and analyze for us the light they shed on that golden moment in Egyptian history.
W. Raymond Johnson, PhD, is Director of the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago in Luxor, Egypt, and Research Associate Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago and the Oriental Institute. He is an internationally known and respected Egyptologist who has worked in Egypt for more than 40 years. The art of the Amarna period has been his life-long passion.
This digital lecture can be viewed on YouTube at this link for two weeks after its premiere. For more information, visit the IEAA web site at https://www.memphis.edu/egypt/events.php or contact the IEAA at 901.678.2225.