Public Lecture 19/11/2022

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Public Lecture 19/11/2022

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19 th Nov
Public Lecture: Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the world

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Presented by: Dr. Bob Brier

Lecture Information

The 100th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb is a good time for a reevaluation of the boy king. This lecture surveys recent research on Tutankhamun and presents a picture of him, not as a fragile pharaoh who walked on the side of his foot, but rather as possibly a teenaged warrior. This slide lecture also discusses the claim that Carter stole objects from the tomb. Using previously unpublished letters, we suggested that more objects were taken than was previously believed. '
The lecture will conclude with a discussion of the legacy of the tomb and how its discovery changed the politics of Egypt, the antiquities laws, and even how museums function today.
Speaker Bio

Affectionately known as Mr. Mummy, Dr. Bob Brier is recognized as one of the world's foremost experts on mummies and Egyptology. As a Senior Research Fellow at Long Island University/ LIU Post in Brookville, New York, he has conducted pioneering research in mummification practices and has investigated some of the world's most famous mummies, including King Tut, Vladimir Lenin, Ramses the Great, Eva Peron (Evita), Marquise Tai (Chinese noblewoman), and the Medici family of Renaissance Italy. ... wX8eq71tow

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Re: Public Lecture 19/11/2022

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HEPZIBAH post_This slide lecture also discusses the claim that Carter stole objects from the tomb. Using previously unpublished letters, we suggested that more objects were taken than was previously believed. '[/quote wrote:
I am grateful to Hepzibah's search above, though I have always found it difficult to believe that Howard Carter was a honest person as I have often in the past posted on here, even before 'he' discovered the famous tomb. The earliest realisation that he stole from that famous tomb was in March 1939, the month and year Carter died.

Harry Burton was the executor of Carter's will, and left bequests to Abdel-Asl Ahmad Said (his great friend in Luxor). His house in Luxor to the Metropolitan Museum, to Mss Phylis Walker (daughter of his sister Amy) he left several small statues. These items looked Egyptian in style, so she asked Burton about their value. Burton, along with Newbury and Gardener, were shocked, and immediately identified all of them as coming from only one place, the tomb of Tutankhamoun.

All of the items were seized by the British government, and were held securely until after the then war, until 1946, when they were then handed over to King Farouk, who in turn handed them over to the Egyptian Museum.

This was only the first discovery of how Howard Carter deceived the world of his integrity, and at that time was, shall we say, hushed up. It would take another sixty year to finely discover the full amount of items that Carter gave or sold to others, for his own self satisfaction.

For myself, I honestly believed that by now someone would have written the FULL TRUE story of Howard Carter's life after the famous discovery.
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