Cleopatra: Tomb, Baths and Birth-house (and other lost monuments) - An online ZOOM lecture

CleopatraBy :Dr Chris Naunton
Date : Saturday 12th Dercember 2.00 pm
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Cleopatra is perhaps one of most famous figures in the ancient world and yet little of what we know about her comes from archaeological evidence in Egypt. The story of her final days is well know and classical accounts tell us a little of her tomb and where it was, but it has never been found. She created a myth that her she was Isis and her son, Horus - to help establish their legitimacy - and yet these crucially important scenes were lost over a century ago. Famously she gather in milk and yet the 'baths of Cleopatra' which were a must-see for 19th Century travellers have now disappeared. What happened, and how can Egyptologists' records help us to retrieve what has been lost?


Cost: Free for Members (enter the password in the box that appears when selecting a free members ticket) and £4 Visitors. To book click here

Joining : Use the zoom link emailed to you after booking to join the zoom from 1.45pm for a 2pm start


Biography

Dr Chris NauntonDr Chris Naunton is the President of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society and an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. His first book, Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt, was published by Thames & Hudson in 2018 and his next one, Egyptologists' Notebooks will be out on 1 October 2020. He has presented or appeared in numerous television documentaries, including The Man Who Discovered Egypt (BBC4 2012), Secrets of King Tut's Treasures (Channel 5, 2018) and Egypt's Lost Pyramid (Channel 4, 2019). He was Director (CEO) of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and President of the International Association of Egyptologists from 2015 to 2019.