Patterson Library presents "The Treasures of Tutankhamun"

Start Date: January 11, 2018, 10:00 AM
End Date: February 01, 2018, 5:00 PM

Beginning Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:00am, the Patterson Branch Library will present “The Treasures of Tutankhamun,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tutankhamen is the most familiar and popular of ancient Egyptian rulers. When Howard Carter discovered the young Pharaoh’s tomb in 1922, the entire world paid attention. When his treasures toured the United States, unprecedented crowds lined up to view them. Based on the major traveling display, “The Treasures of Tutankhamun” has been reconstructed to tell the story of Tutankhamen as it was told through Carter’s discovery and the related traveling exhibition.

“The Treasures of Tutankhamun” promotes a thoughtful comparison of ancient and modern customs concerning death and the afterlife, as well as discussions of political power and the privileges that come with great personal wealth.

The exhibition will be available to the public from January 11, 2018 to February 5, 2018 during library hours.

The site is offering free programs and other events for the public in connection with the exhibit. Texas Tech University Professor Dr. Chris Witmore is offering the lecture “Amarna: Prelude to Tutankhamun” on January 23, 2018 at 5:30pm. For more information on the programs offered or the viewing hours, contact Melissa Barber, Patterson Branch Manager at 806-767-3303.

Humanities Texas develops and supports diverse programs across the state, including lectures, oral history projects, teacher institutes, traveling exhibitions and documentary films. For more information, please visit Humanities Texas online at humanitiestexas.org or call (512) 440-1991.


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