Photographing Tutankhamun

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

14 June – 23 September 2018

An exploration of the photographs taken during the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the 1920s.

Photography was essential to archaeology, but Harry Burton, who photographed Howard Carter's famous excavations in Egypt, did much more than simply record information about the tomb and its treasures.

Focusing on the different kinds of photographs Burton made, and how they were used, this exhibition places the Tutankhamun discovery in its historical context – and asks whether photographs influence the way we think about ancient and modern Egypt alike.

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Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sun, 12noon – 4.30pm

Closed for approximately one week at Christmas and the New Year (please check website for dates) and on on Good Friday and Easter Sunday

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