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Events

Christina Riggs – Aye Write

Glasgow

May 22, 2022

1:15pm

Christina Riggs – Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century

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.

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Location

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3NY