Howard Carter had worked in the field for over twenty years when in 1922 he discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb—and he became a household name. This lecture traces Carter’s career before and after his great success. It also examines the methods he developed for searching the Valley of the Kings for new discoveries, the meticulous work he performed in recording this amazing find, and the political as well as historical implications of the discovery of the most important, intact Egyptian royal tomb.
Cosponsored by the Docent Council.
About Programs at the Ancient Art Council
Programs are varied and include such activities as lectures by noted archaeologists, museum curators, and ancient art historians; exclusive tours of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions; fund-raising events; and travel programs to ancient sites and other museums. Members also receive invitations from related organizations to attend lectures ad exhibition openings. Your annual membership dues and contributions will assist in furthering the Ancient Art collection at the Fine Arts Museums.
June 13, 2009, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Discovering Tutankhamun's Tomb
Koret Auditorium, de Young
Presented by Dr. Edward Bleiberg Curator, Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum
Admission: Free/AAC members and FAM docents; suggested donation $5/genreal