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EVENT: King Tut series at Town Hall: lore of ancient Egypt

Mask of Tutankhamun’s mummy, the popular icon for ancient Egypt at The Egyptian Museum (Source: Wikimedia Commons).

“Secrets of Tutankhamun and ancient Egypt will be discussed in a Town Hall lecture series that begins Oct. 2 and runs through Nov. 27, 2012.

All hail the boy king!

Or, if you’d prefer, lecture about him.

Seven speakers from various scholarly backgrounds are giving weekly talks about Tutankhamun and ancient Egypt, starting Tuesday with Nicholas Reeves of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who will reveal that the golden mask covering the head of the young monarch was originally intended for someone else. Other speakers include Donald P. Ryan of Pacific Lutheran University (Oct. 9), Dr. Mark Lehner of Ancient Egypt Research Associates (Oct. 16) and, most intriguingly, Dr. Angelique Corthals of Stony Brook University Medical School (Nov. 20) who will discuss the use of forensic and genetic science in investigating “diseases, landscapes and climate change in ancient Egypt” – via The Seattle Times.

All lectures are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 27 (no lecture Oct. 30 or Nov. 6), Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5-$10 (206-443-2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org).

 

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