Causing His Name to Live: The Ancient Egyptian Quest for Immortality with Dr. Chris Naunton @ 2PM US EDT
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The discovery of the intact tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun by Howard Carter in 1922 was the greatest moment in the history of archaeology. It brought to light more than 5,000 of the most exquisite objects to have survived from the ancient world, masterpieces which speak to the vision and imagination of the Egyptian artists and craftsmen and their ability to work with a wide range of materials - wood, stone, ceramic and precious metals especially, of course, GOLD. Such beautiful objects need no more explanation - they can simply be enjoyed as beautiful works of art - but in fact every item was present in the tomb for a reason: they were the equipment the king would need for his journey to an eternal afterlife. This is the story of how he got there.
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About Dr. Chris Naunton:
Chris has appeared as an expert across a range of programmes and broadcasters including Treasures Decoded (Channel 4), Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb (Channel 4), Cleopatra: Mother, Mistress, Murderer, Queen (Channel 5), Mummies Alive(Yesterday), Bible Hunters (BBC Two), Touching the Past: The Pyramids (National Geographic) and Ancient Impossible (The History Channel).
He has also been interviewed as an expert for Channel 4 News, Al-Jazeera TV news, The One Show (BBC One), The Simon Mayo Show (BBC Radio 2) and BBC Radio 5 Live Drive.
He holds undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the University of Birmingham and a PhD from Swansea University. Chris is an expert on ancient Egypt and the history of Egyptology and has published extensively in both fields. He has worked in Egypt at Abydos, the ancient Egyptians’ Mecca, and in a series of tombs in Western Thebes.
The 2012 BBC4 documentary on Flinders Petrie, The Man Who Discovered Egypt was seen by over one million viewers on first broadcast. It has since been repeated 22 times on BBC4 and been sold to Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Romania, Russia and Sweden. Chris subsequently led a research project on the life and death of Tutankhamun for Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy which was broadcast on Channel 4 in November 2013 to 2.3 million viewers. The film was also screened on PBS in the US, the History Channel in Canada, and the National Geographic Channel in numerous countries worldwide including Australia, Germany, and The Netherlands. It garnered attention from the national and international press (print, radio and television) leading to interviews with Newshour (BBC World Service) and numerous other radio, TV and print media outlets in the UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland and US.
Chris worked for the EES from 2001 to 2016. He was President of the International Association of Egyptologists from 2015 to 2019, and in 2016 he was appointed Director of the The Robert Anderson Trust, a London-based chain that provides support to young academics.
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