The Egypt Centre is Wales’ only dedicated Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, attracting over 20,000 visitors annually. We use our collection of almost 6,000 objects to inspire learning for all and widen participation within and outside the Museum.
We rely heavily on educational visits, shop sales, events, and donations as our main source of income. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum has had to close for the foreseeable future, thus greatly affecting this income.
We previously organised a successful series of free Zoom lectures,and while some lectures we organise will remain free, this new Egypt Centre Fundraising Lecture Series will allow us to generate income for the Museum. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go direct to the Egypt Centre, and will help us to continue operating during these difficult times.
Thank you for your support!
The Saqqara Saite Tombs Project: Re-excavation, Documentation, and New Discoveries
By: Dr Ramadan Hussein (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
When: August 1, 2020 3:00 pm UK Time
In the footsteps of Belzoni and Carter in the Valley of the Kings
Dr. Donald P. Ryan (Pacific Lutheran University)
When: 28 August 2020, 7pm (UK time)
Cost: £5 (inclusive of booking fee)
Join us for the Egypt Centre’s fundraising lecture on In the Footsteps of Belzoni and Carter in the Valley of the Kings
About this Event
The archaeological exploration of the royal New Kingdom cemetery, the Valley of the Kings, offers a rich history of fascinating discoveries made by determined and often eccentric individuals. The Italian carnival performer-turned-antiquarian, Giovanni Belzoni, was responsible for the finding of the tomb of Seti I, among others, in the early nineteenth century, and Howard Carter was well involved in the Valley decades before he encountered Tutankhamun. In this lecture, Dr. Donald Ryan will describe some of his own work in the Valley of the Kings during which he literally followed in the footsteps of both explorers, including the re-excavation of KV 21 (a Belzoni discovery) and three tombs discovered by Carter early in his career: KV 44, KV 45 and KV 60. The latter tomb is especially controversial with its occupant identified by some as the female ruler, Hatshepsut, after its rediscovery by Ryan.
Dr. Donald P. Ryan is an archaeologist and Faculty Fellow in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is the director of the PLU Valley of the Kings Project and the author of several books and numerous scientific and popular articles on archaeological subjects.