Life & Death Of The Boy -King Tutankhamun

Ref: C2228798

In this centenary year of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun we explore the life and death of the boy king. A child of the so-called heretic pharaoh Akhenaten we consider the Amarna period in which the young Tutankhaten spent his formative years. Once in power it was in Tutankhamun's reign that the return to orthodoxy took place overthrowing the reforms of his father and abandoning the new capital of el-Amarna. However, Tutankhamun is best known for his tomb discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, and we will of course in this study day we examine the decoration and artefacts from his near-intact tomb in the Valley of the kings.

Additional information about this course

Lunch break 1pm-2pm, plus one or two short comfort breaks, 3.5 hours guided learning time. Finish time 3.30 pm

Course aim

This course will introduce the background, reign and tomb of Tutankhamun.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Situate Tutankhamun in Egyptian history
  • Discuss the evidence for Tutankhamun's return to Orthodoxy
  • Describe one scene from the tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Identify 5 artefacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pen and paper will be useful. Lunch will be provided, an email will be circulated to ascertain any dietry requirements shortly before the course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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Life & Death Of The Boy -King Tutankhamun

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