About this Event
Presented by Dr. Francesco Tiradritti, Italian Archaeological Mission in Luxor
Recently presented with great success in Luxor, this lecture serves as an archaeological approach to the Valley of the Kings and provides new details and answers to the mysteries surrounding this iconic site. Were there any chambers behind the Tomb of Tutankhamun? Join us to find out!
Location: Norma Kershaw Auditorium
Ticketed Event: Free for Bowers & ARCE members | General $12 PURCHASE TICKETS
PURCHASE TICKETS AT BOWERS.ORG, BY PHONE AT 714.567.3677, OR ON SITE. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs and are non-refundable.
Francesco Tiradritti was born in Montepulciano (Italy) on August 17th, 1961. He is Egyptologist and journalist. He taught Egyptology and Islamic Archaeology and Art History at the "Kore" University of Enna (Italy) between 2103 and 2107. He also got the chair of Egyptology in Naples (Istituto Universitario "Suor Orsola Benincasa") at the University of Foggia and of Turin. In 2004-2005 he got the Chair of Excellence "Dorothy K. Hohenberg" in History of Art at the University of Memphis (Tennessee) and in 2013 he was Scholar at the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles. He is director of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor that works in the Funerary Complex of Harwa (TT 37) and Akhamunru (TT 404) since 1995. He also took part in other excavations in Italy (Vivara, Toppo d'Aguzzo, Volterra), Sudan (Gebel Barkal, Mussawwarat Es-Sufra) and Egypt (Tomb of Sheshonq in Luxor and Gebelein). He worked for thirteen years as consultant Egyptologist at the City Archaeological Collections of Milano. He was member in the commission for the feasibility study of the Grand Egyptian Museum (Giza) and in that for