In association with Blevins Franks, we will be taking a look at the treasures
found with the boy king in 1922.
Through five thousand years of history the name of one apparently insignificant boy stands out in Egyptian history above all others. But who really was he? This lecture puts Tutankhamun in the context of Egyptian civilization, considers all that is known about him and the great legacy of his discovery. It also tells the remarkable story of that discovery in 1922 and illustrates many of the most fabulous finds in what was perhaps history's greatest hoard. But it also asks when it is appropriate to dig up the remains of the deceased and what has really been learned from so much research. It is hard for the modern mind to conceive such apparent faith and commitment and perhaps equally hard to resist ‘dissecting’ everything to find some ‘inner truth’. What was actually found is here revealed.
We are hoping to open The Arts Society in Menorca. To get a taste of what The Arts Society has to offer, why not join us for a glass of wine, some tapas and a free lecture. Popular Accredited Lecturer, Anthony Russell takes us on a journey from Ancient Egypt to the 1920s.
Has travelled much of the world, combining painting with tour lecturing - principally to American university students on bespoke tours. Spent six years as a consultant for Luke Hughes and travelled the country advising on the furniture needs of prestigious buildings, including museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals. Now based in London, spends much of his time lecturing and undertaking research, while assisting at the British Museum with outreach events and visiting lecturers. As an advocate of non-violence, he is the author of the book Evolving the Spirit - From Democracy to Peace, commended by Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Laureate recently released from 15 years of house arrest, as meaning a great deal to her.
The study days look at the power of the Renaissance princes and popes which contributed to this and the resulting religious schisms in Europe which developed into the Reformation and Counter Reformation and the political repercussions