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Lecture to explore King Tut

Lecture to explore King Tut

Posted: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 10:21 am

The Messenger 11.12.08

Dr. James P. Allen will explore the life and lineage of one of Egypt’s most famous rulers, the boy-king Tutankhamun, in an illustrated lecture at the University of Memphis.
He will present “King Tut-ankhamun’s Father” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Fogelman Executive Center, Room 123. A reception at 6:15 will precede the lecture.
The talk is free and open to the public.
Allen is the Wilbour Professor of Egyptology and chair of the Department of Egyptology and Ancient Western Asian Studies at Brown University. Before joining Brown in 2007, he was an epigrapher with the University of Chicago’s Epigraphic Survey, Cairo director of the American Research Center in Egypt and curator of Egyptian art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Allen also is president of the International Association of Egyptologists.
The third annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture is sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the U of M. Parking is available in the parking garage on Innovation Drive, adjacent to the Fogelman Executive Center.

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