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Durham University

Experience Durham

Experience Durham

Experience Durham is responsible for coordinating University sport, staff and student volunteering and outreach, student theatre and music. 

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Experience Durham
Durham University
The Graham Sports Centre
Maiden Castle


This Week's Events

Photographing Tutankhamun

21st January 2020, 17:45 to 19:00, Gala Theatre Durham

Speaker: Professor Christina Riggs
The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in November 1922 made headlines, but it was photography that brought this minor pharaoh worldwide fame. This talk considers how the excavators took photographs under the pressure of both media interest and politics. What could a fresh look at these photos tell us about Tutankhamun, Howard Carter, and the history of Egyptian archaeology?

Tickets are free but booking is recommended; please contact the Gala Theatre on 03000 266 600 or visit Please note a small number of tickets will be available at the venue on the night of the event.

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