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King Tut: The Life and Afterlife of the King
September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm EDT
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, 55105 United States
Sponsored by: co-sponsored by the Macalester College Anthropology Department and the Archaeological Institute of America, MN society
AIA Society: Minneapolis/St. Paul
Presented by Vanessa Rousseau
A minor king became the most famous pharaoh in history due to the happenstance of preservation and his tomb full of “wonderful things” has fueled the popular imagination for nearly a century. We will explore what this burial reveals about the man, his moment in ancient Egyptian history, and modern Egyptomania. We will also consider what new theories and scientific advances suggest and what questions have yet to be resolved.