Ancient Egypt is synonymous with gold, sex, art and death, an intoxicating combination, enduringly popular with book readers, documentary watchers and museum visitors alike. 

On the 100-year anniversary of the discovery of the Valley of the Kings, join us for an illustrated talk by Dr Campbell Price, Curator of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, on the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. This will be followed by a conversation between Price and acclaimed author Christina Riggs about her new book, Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century, which offers a new, bold history of the young pharaoh. Join us for a whistlestop tour through 100 years of history.

About The Authors

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Christina Riggs

Christina Riggs is Professor of the History of Visual Culture at Durham University and an expert on the history of the Tutankhamun excavation. She is the author of several books, including Photographing Tutankhamun and Ancient Egyptian Magic: A Hands-on Guide.

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Dr Campbell Price

Dr Campbell Price is Curator of Egypt and Sudan at Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester. He is Chair of Trustees of the Egypt Exploration Society, Honorary Research Fellow in Egyptology at University of Liverpool, and author of Golden Mummies of Egypt: Interpreting Identities from the Graeco-Roman Period (Manchester Museum & Nomad Exhibitions, 2020), Pocket Museum: Ancient Egypt (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and editor of Mummies, Magic and Medicine in Ancient Egypt (Manchester University Press, 2016).