News Release: Events

Feb. 25,  2009

Carlos Museum Announces Events With World-Renowned Egyptologists


The Michael C. Carlos Museum announces several key Egyptian-themed events for March 2009. 

Event highlights include:

  • "Blessings and Curses in Ancient Egypt," David Silverman, curator of "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs," at the Carlos Museum on March 5 at 7 p.m.
  • "Mysteries of King Tut Revealed," Zahi Hawass,  secretary general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center on March 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tour of "Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun" by Peter Lacovara, Carlos Museum’s curator of Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Carlos Museum on March 20 at 7 p.m.

"Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed"

In "Mysteries of Tutankhamun Revealed," Hawass will discuss:

  • CT-scans of Tutankhamun’s mummy that were obtained as part of a landmark Egyptian research and conservation project, conducted in cooperation by National Geographic,
  • the ongoing search for the mummy of Queen Nefertiti, and the discovery of KV63, the chamber recently found in the Valley of the Kings,
  • new secrets discovered at the pyramids, and
  • his search for the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony.

A member of the Carlos Museum’s advisory board, Hawass is one of the world's foremost authorities on Egyptian archaeology and is known for his devotion and untiring efforts to promote and protect Egypt’s cultural and archaeological heritage. A book signing will follow his lecture.

Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance at TicketMaster. All tickets are $12 at the door. Carlos Museum members receive two free tickets, while quantities last, to Hawass’ lecture and save up to 20 percent on Carlos Museum membership. View more information on the special membership offer or call 404.727.2623.

"The Blessings and Curses of Ancient Egypt" Lecture

David Silverman, curator of "Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" and Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Languages, University of Pennsylvania, will speak on "The Blessings and Curses of Ancient Egypt." This event is part of a lecture series bringing distinguished scholars to the Emory campus each year and is generously endowed by the architectural firm Perkins + Will.

Tour of "Wonderful Things"

On March 20 Peter Lacovara, curator of ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and Near Eastern art at the Carlos Museum, will conduct a tour of the companion exhibition "Wonderful Things: The Harry Burton Photographs and the Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamun."

More information on the Wonderful Things Exhibition.

Additional March events

"Divine Beasts: Two-part Egyptian Animals Drawing and Painting workshop with Zoo Atlanta" on March 8 at Zoo Atlanta and March 15 at the Carlos Museum from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

"Mythology and Iconography of Divine Kingship in Ancient Egypt" a lecture by Lanny Bell, visiting professor of Egyptology, Brown University, will take place at the Carlos Museum on March 30 at 7 p.m.

More Egypt-related events in Atlanta

"Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs" is organized by National Geographic, AEG Exhibitions and Arts and Exhibitions International, with cooperation from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities. Sponsored by Northern Trust, the exhibition in Atlanta is developed in partnership with the Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University and will run from Nov. 15, 2008 to May 17, 2009. Visit for more information.


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