Sunday, February 5, 2023
Time: 2:00 PM PT
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), the Northern California ARCE Chapter, and the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present an afternoon with Dr. Aidan Dodson in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Tutankhamun: from Zero to Hero
This lecture will trace how Tutankhamun came to be written out of history soon after his death, and then how the earliest Egyptologists began to piece together evidence for his existence, and some of their theories as to his identity and place in events. We then trace the events that led up to the discovery of his tomb in 1922, catapulting the king from obscurity to universal fame.
Aidan Dodson Bio:
Dr. Dodson is an honorary full Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, UK, where he has taught since 1996. A graduate of Liverpool (BA) and Cambridge (MPhil, PhD), he was Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo for the spring of 2013, and Chair of Trustees of Egypt Exploration Society, the UK equivalent of ARCE, from 2011 to 2016. He has been a member of ARCE for some 30 years and is currently part of the Missouri Chapter. Professor Dodson is the author more than 25 books and 400 articles and reviews, the most recent book being Tutankhamun, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife, published by AUC Press in December 2022.