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Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamun

February 16, 2023 7pm-8pm The Guildhall, Thetford (IP24 2DS)

“Wonderful Things”: Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamun

A BFER Winter Talk presented by historian, Dr Richard Hoggett

Marking the centenary of the official opening of the burial chamber within Tutankhamun’s tomb, this talk tells the story of Howard Carter and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever made. The son of a Swaffham artist, Carter was inspired by visits to the Egyptian collections at nearby Didlington Hall and went on to forge a career in Egyptology, throughout which he doggedly pursued the tomb of the boy-king.

 

Winter talk: “Wonderful Things”: Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamun

When: Thursday 16th February 2023

Time: 7pm-8pm (Doors open at 6:45pm, talk commences at 7pm)

Where: The Guildhall, Thetford (IP24 2DS)

Cost: This event is made possible thanks to the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The talk is free of charge for attendees.

Booking required: Due to limited capacity, please book if you wish to attend.

Book your tickets HERE

Travel: There are several large free car parks in Thetford town centre, within a short 5 minute walking distance from the Guildhall. Car parks locations include Cage Lane, and Tanner Street. The Guildhall is also located 10 minutes walk from Thetford bus station, and 15 minutes walk from Thetford train station.

 

“Wonderful Things”: Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamun is part of an exciting new series of BFER Winter Talks, held at The Guildhall, Thetford:

Thursday 2nd February, 7pm-8pm: A portal into another world: snorkelling the chalk streams of the Brecks and Fens’, a talk by Nicola Crockford

Thursday 16th February, 7pm-8pm: “Wonderful Things”: Howard Carter and the Discovery of Tutankhamun’, a talk by historian Dr Richard Hoggett

Thursday 2nd March, 7pm-8pm: Bugs in the Brecks’: a talk by entomologist Dr Ross Piper