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Yale Club of DC's King Tut Special Event Series
Thursday, October 06, 2022 to Saturday, October 15, 2022
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 Yale Club of DC's King Tut Special Event Series

The 100th anniversary celebration of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb


Two Events (join us for one or both!):


Egypt in the Age of  Tutankhamun (Zoom event)
Thursday, October 6 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Presentation by Yale Professor of Egyptology John Darnell on Egypt at the time of Tutankhamun’s reign.  Professor Darnell will also speak about Tutankhamun’s parents, about whom he has just co-authored a book. Professor Darnell will also discuss his personal experience with Tutankhamun, including translating the enigmatic netherworld book on Tutankhamun’s second gilded shrine, publishing an important border stela of his reign as part of the professor’s work in Kurkur Oasis, and co-authoring a book on Tutankhamun’s parents.  Professor Darnell will demonstrate that Tutankhamun is not just the “tragic boy king” as he is often dismissed.

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
(Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum-
1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036)
Adults: $16, Children under 18: Free
Saturday, October 15 at 2:00pm

Beyond King Tut celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the legendary discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Consisting of a set of immersive rooms, and occupying both of the National Geographic Museum’s gallery spaces, this exhibit will take visitors on a journey of the fabled story of the boy king and one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of all time.


More About Professor Darnell

John Coleman Darnell has been Professor of Egyptology since 2005. His interests include Egyptian religion, cryptography, the scripts and texts of Graeco-Roman Egypt, and the archaeological and epigraphic remains of ancient activity in the Egyptian Western Desert.

Darnell has considerable field experience in Egypt. After working on the staff of the Demotic Dictionary Project in Chicago, in 1988 he joined the Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental institute, based at Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt. Before leaving the Epigraphic Survey as Senior Epigrapher in 1998, to teach at Yale, he had helped to collate over three-quarters of the epigraphic copies now published in the first two volumes of the Reliefs and Inscriptions at Luxor Temple series, had co-authored the commentary volumes for those volumes, and had worked extensively on the scenes and inscriptions of both the original core and later additions of the Eighteenth Dynasty temple at Medinet Habu. Darnell is director of the Theban Desert Road Survey, an expedition continuing to grow and expand in the Western Desert of Egypt; he is also director of the Yale Toshka Desert Survey, a complementary expedition to the Theban Desert Road Survey farther south. 

More About the National Geographic Museum

With a wide range of changing exhibitions, the National Geographic Museum is an ideal destination for curious people of all ages. Visitors from across the globe are welcome to come experience the work of National Geographic through engaging, dynamic exhibitions featuring everything from iconic photography and world-famous artifacts to interactive learning stations and behind-the-scenes stories.

100% of the proceeds from our exhibitions support its nonprofit educational, conservation, and scientific work.

Support the Yale Club of Washington, DC

The Yale Club of Washington, DC offers this event to our members and alumni.  However, we do ask for your support in one or both of the following ways: 

1)      Please become a member if you are not one already

2)      Donate to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (see option on registration page). 

Membership dues and donations are both critical income sources for the Club, which enable Club operations, programs, and financial viability.


Contact: Linda Luisi - [email protected]