1. Tutankhamun: His Tomb and Treasures
In 1922 the archeologist Howard Carter uncovered the greatest archeological find of the century—the 3,200 year-old tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun. Its sumptuous contents were intact. Treasures were everywhere: gold and silver inlaid with precious stones, furniture, gold caskets, alabaster perfume jars, and gilded guardian statues were all part of the find. In 1976, Christine spent six months in Egypt with the team that prepared the catalog and exhibition merchandise for the Tutankhamen blockbuster tour to seven American cities. This talk takes the viewer behind the scenes in the Cairo Museum and in the Valley of the Kings where Christine worked preparing the exhibit. Archival photos and current images reveal the magnificent treasures and tell the story of the boy king.