The Treasures of Tutankhamun
by Eileen Goulding
Monday 4th April 2022
When Howard Carter first peered through a hole into the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922 he was asked if he could see anything – “Yes, wonderful things!” was his reply. The tomb itself was poorly decorated but the funerary goods that helped the young pharaoh enjoy the afterlife in true kingly fashion are some of the most exquisite treasures ever discovered. In this lecture you too will discover their beauty, hear about their exciting discovery and the diary entries made by Carter, learn of the symbolism in their design, the materials used with expert craftsmanship and what has become of them.
Eileen Goulding has an MA from the Department of Archaeology at the University of London, is a published author and an authority on the ancient cultures of the world. She specialises in the History, Culture, Myths & Legends of the Ancient Worlds and is a keen Maritime Historian specialising in piracy in the Caribbean and the South Seas. She spends her time giving lectures to the Arts Society, on cruise ships and to various local organisations.