Thursday, August 30, 2018

Vanessa Rousseau on "King Tut: The Life and Afterlife of the King"

Thursday, September 20 , 2018 at 6pm in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall in the Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center at Macalester College (also #29 on this map).

This event is free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the Macalester College Anthropology department and the Archaeological Institute of America

Image: Harry Burton (c) The Griffith Institute, Oxford. Colorized by Dynamichrome

King Tut: The Life and Afterlife of the King

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.

Vanessa Rousseau is an independent art historian, curator and archaeologist with special interests in cross-cultural exchange and looting and the antiquities trade. She also works on interdisciplinary object authentication, teaches at a number of Twin Cities universities, works with the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis in Turkey, serves as president of the Minnesota chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and is an Adjunct Curator and Antiquities Consultant for the Weisman Art Museum. 

AIA members may join the speaker for a no-host meal following the lecture at Pad Thai Grand Restaurant, 1681 Grand Avenue, St. Paul

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