Tutankhamun: How a tomb cast a spell on the world

Date: 

Sat, 07/05/2022

Time: 

13:00 to 14:30

Cost: 

£5

Contact name: 

David Brooks

Contact email: 

Venue: 

Bourne Hall Museum
Spring Street
Ewell
KT17 1UF
GB

King Tutankhamun ruled Egypt as pharaoh for ten years until his death at age 19. He was barely known to the modern world until 1922, when British archaeologist Howard Carter chiselled through a doorway and entered the boy pharaoh’s tomb, which had remained sealed for more than 3,200 years.

The tomb’s vast hoard of artefacts and treasure, intended to accompany the king into the afterlife, revealed an incredible amount about royal life in ancient Egypt, and quickly made King Tut a superstar. Triggering a worldwide interest in ancient Egypt. Hear how the discovery was made 100 years ago and find out: was the tomb really cursed!