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Christina Riggs - Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century

Christina Riggs - Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century

Christina Riggs - Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century

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Book tickets

Free - Drop-in - no ticket required
Adult, Over 14s only. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Dates and times

Sunday 22 May 2022
1:15PM - 2:15PM

This event will be hosted at Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, not Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as previously advertised.

A bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.

When it was found in 1922, the 3,300-year old tomb of Tutankhamun sent shockwaves around the world, turning the boy-king into a household name overnight and kickstarting an international media obsession that endures to this day.

From pop culture and politics to tourism and heritage, and from the Jazz Age to the climate crisis, it's impossible to imagine the twentieth century without the discovery of Tutankhamun - yet so much of the story remains untold. Here, for the first time, Christina Riggs weaves compelling historical analysis with tales of lives touched by an encounter with Tutankhamun, including her own. Treasured offers a bold new history of the young pharaoh who has as much to tell us about our world as his own.

This event will be chaired by Dr. Campbell Price, Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, and author of Golden Mummies of Egypt.

c. Andy Crouch

Venue Map

Venue

Waterstones Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow, G2 3EW