This lecture covers the turbulent life of Tutankhamun, his relationship with the Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses and the abrupt ending to his short reign.
Over 3,000 years later, the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb made him the most famous pharaoh in Ancient Egyptian history. Hear about the tomb robbers in the Valley of the Kings, the apparent “curse” and see works of art from his tomb, on display in Egypt today.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mrs Vicky Bailey
I became a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2005, receiving an award as the 'Best Guide in Gallery Exams'.
One of my main areas of interest is Ancient Egypt. I’ve studied hieroglyphs and carry out volunteer work in the Egyptian department at the British Museum. I lead specialist tours at relevant sites across London and also deliver lectures on this subject.
Highlights of my guiding career have included giving a talk on BBC Radio 4 about the execution site of Tyburn and writing a book on the British monarchy.