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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 died, around 1332 BCE, his name and reign fell into obscurity for more than 3200 years. That changed, however, on 4 November 1922, when Howard Carter located this royal burial in the Valley of the King.  Now, Tutankhamun's name, history, and treasures are known worldwide.  How did it happen?

In celebration of the centenary of the discovery of King Tut's tomb.

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.


May 6, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT)

The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun and Exhibiting Its Treasures

Gunn Theater | Legion of Honor OR Live Stream


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


Lecture is free and open to the public. It is also a hybrid program.

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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