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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Chris naunton Chris Naunton

Sussex Egyptology presents 

Book release and signing with Chris Naunton

Saturday 26th January 2pm

Free to members, £5 charge on the door for non-members.

BHASVIC, Dyke Road, Hove

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantalising clues.

Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt describes the quest for these and other great ‘missing’ tombs – those we know existed, but which have not yet been identified. It also discusses key moments of discovery that have yielded astonishing finds and created the archetypal image of the archaeologist poised at the threshold of a tomb left untouched for millennia.

In this gripping account, Chris Naunton explains the mysteries of the missing tombs and presents all the evidence, skilfully unravelling the tangled threads surrounding the burials of the heretic pharaoh Akhenaten and his son Tutankhamun, and the burial place of Imhotep, architect of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, among others.

Guest speaker Chris Naunton is a distinguished Egyptologist, and has presented numerous television documentaries, including The Man Who Discovered Egypt (BBC4), Tutankhamun: The Mystery of the Burnt Mummy (Channel 4) and King Tut’s Tomb: The Hidden Chamber (Channel 5). He was the Director of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016, and in 2015 he was elected President of the International Association of Egyptologists.

Sussex Egyptology is able to sell a limited number of books at the event at the bargain rate of £13 – cheaper than Amazon – and Chris will be signing during the afternoon.

They hold regular meetings at BHASVIC for anyone interested in Egyptology and for more information see the website www.egyptology-uk.com

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