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Ancient Art Council

Ancient Art Department

Ancient Art Council
Legion of Honor

100 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park
San Francisco, CA 94121


Not long after the young King Tut died, around 1332 BCE, his name and reign fell into obscurity for more than 3200 years. That changed, however, on November 1922, when Howard Carter's located this royal burial.  Now, Tutankhamun's name, history, and treasures are known worldwide.  How did it happen?

The lecture will celebrate the centenary year of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun on 4 November 1922.

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.


April 22, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

Discovering the Tomb of Tutankhamun and Exhibiting its Treasures

Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor OR Livestream


Presented by Dr. David Silverman Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and Curator, Egyptian Section, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania


Admission: Admission: Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid event.

IN PERSON: Gunn Theater, 100 - 34th Avenue, Lincoln Park, San Francisco, CA 94121. Seating is limited and unassigned. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

LIVE STREAM: Please register to receive a webinar link:

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