Tutankhamun: Facts, Fictions and the Mummy's Curse with Dr Eleanor Dobson

Birmingham and Midland Institute, Margaret Street, B3 3BS
Thursday 9 May 2019 (18:00-19:30)
Photograph of Dr Eleanor Dobson

Eleanor Dobson examines the supernatural rumours that many archaeologists attempted to suppress, comparing the ‘official’ accounts of the dig with the lead excavator Howard Carter’s notebooks and diaries.

What emerges is a picture of Egyptology’s conflicted status in the early twentieth century as, on the one hand, an objective science, and, on the other, the field that claimed to be able to raise up the dead and enable them to speak again.

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