Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

This exciting program will be held at the Guthrie Memorial Library Hanover’s Public Library Thursday, April 26 at 2pm John D. Bare Center
and later that same day at Gettysburg Library -
140 Baltimore Street at 7 pm

Leslie Warden, Ph.D., student in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania, will be presenting a program based on the Egyptian history and King Tut exhibits currently on display in Philadelphia

Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt's famous boy pharaoh, grew up 3,300 years ago in the ancient city of Akhet-aten. This extraordinary royal city grew, flourished and vanished in hardly more than a generation's time.

This presentation examines the religious, artistic and cultural changes that took place during the reigns of famous pharaohs Akhenaten and his probable son Tutankhamun during the "Amarna Period" (circa 1353 to 1336 BCE)
The Outreach Lecture Program is funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The program is sponsored locally by the Friends of the Library.

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