"Transcending Eternity: The Centennial Tutankhamun Conference" is a three-day conference organized in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and will take place on 4-6 November, 2022. The conference is in-person and will take place in Sonesta St.George hotel, Luxor.

The speakers are all invited experts in different aspects of the life and the death of Tutankhamun, as well as in the history of the excavation of his tomb and the preservation and display of his collection. The conference is divided into five sessions: 1. The Discovery of the Tomb; 2. Archaeometry; 3. Art; 4. Genealogy, Administration, and Reuse and 5. Complete/Incomplete Collection. The keynote speech will be delivered on the evening of November 4 by renowned Egyptologist and former Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Zahi Hawass. The first session will include presentations by Lord George Carnarvon and Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the descendants of Lord George Herbert the 5th Earl of Carnarvon, who sponsored Howard Carter’s excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The aim of this conference is to celebrate the centennial of this iconic discovery by contextualizing it and presenting the latest research on Tutankhamun, his tomb and its contents.

  • For free of charge registration, see the the third tab at the top of this page titled "Conference Registration".
  • For more information, please email the organizing team at tut2022@arce.org

The conference will feature 17 presentations focused on interpreting the significance and impact of a discovery that is considered the greatest of its kind in archeological history.

Date: November 4, 2022

Conference Schedule

6:30PM-7:30PM

Dr. Zahi Hawass: Keynote Speech

Tutankhamun: Family, Death, and the Valley of the Kings After Howard Carter

Date: November 5, 2022

Conference Schedule 

8:30AM

Registration

Discovery of the Tomb

Moderator: Dr. Salima Ikram

9:30AM-10:30 AM

Lord George Carnarvon and Lady Fiona Carnarvon

Visitor to an Antique Land - Treasure and the discovery of Tutankhamun's Tomb

10:30AM-11:00AM  COFFEE BREAK
11:00AM-11:30AM 

Dr. Francisco Bosch-Puche

Griffith Institute, The Tutankhamun Archive in the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford: Past, Present, and Future

11:30AM-12:00PM 

Dr. Marianne Eaton-Krauss

Tutankhamun’s “Treasure,” 1922-2022

12:00PM-1:30PM  LUNCH BREAK (Separate)
Tutankhamun's Mummy & Mummification Moderator: Dr. Frank Rühli
1:30 PM-2:00 PM

Dr. Salima Ikram

The Trials and Tribulations of Tutankhamun’s Mummy    

2:00PM-2:30PM

Dr. Ashraf Selim

Tutankhamun. How Computed Tomography (CT) unveiled his secrets

2:30PM-3:00PM

Dr. Sahar Saleem

Tutankhamun and His Daughters

3:00PM-3:30PM Session Discussion
3:30PM-4:00PM 

COFFEE BREAK

ARCHAEOMETRY Part 1 Moderator: Dr. Louise Bertini
4:00PM- 4:30PM

Dr. Jeanne Marie Teutonico

Conservation and Management of the Tomb of Tutankhamen: Challenges and Opportunities  

4:30PM-5:00PM

Dr. Adam Lowe

Documentation and Preservation – Tutankhamun’s tomb one hundred years ago, now and in one hundred years’ time

Date: November 6, 2022

Conference Schedule 

8:30 AM  Registration

ARCHAEOMETRY PART 2

Moderator: Dr. Fatma Ismail

9:00AM-9:30AM 

Dr. Katja Borschat

Glass Inlays from Tutankhamun’s Tomb   

9:30AM-10:00AM 

Dr. Christian Eckmann

Tutankhamun's Goldsheet Appliqués - Design, Function and Technology

10:00AM-10:30AM 

Dr. Andre Veldmeijer

Tutankhamun’s Leather: Decayed Grandeur

10:30AM-11:00AM  COFFEE BREAK

Art

Moderator: Dr. Raymond  Johnson

11:00AM-11:30AM 

Dr. Hourig Sourouzian

Tutankhamun and the jackal

11:30AM-12:00PM 

Dr. Regine Schulz

Aspects of the pictorial programme on the jewelry of Tutankhamun's mummy

12:00PM-2:00PM  LUNCH BREAK (Separate)

GENEALOGY, ADMINISTRATION, & REUSE

Moderator: Dr. Yasmin El Shazly
2:00PM-2:30PM 

Dr. Raymond W. Johnson

Newly Identified and Joined Amarna Talatat Reliefs Depicting Prince Tutankhaten and Kiya; Was Kiya Tutankhaten's Mother? 

Delivered by: Christian Bayer

2:30PM-3:00PM  

Dr. Nozomu Kawai

Some Remarks on Tutankhamun's Officialdom 

3:00PM-3:30PM 

Dr. Nicholas Reeves

Aspects of Reuse in the Tomb of Tutankhamun

3:30PM-4:00PM   COFFEE BREAK
COMPLETE/INCOMPLETE COLLECTION Moderator: Dr.Yasmin El Shazly
4:00PM-4:30PM

Dr. Marc Gabolde

Tale of Some Missing Jewelry from Tutankhamun's Tomb Recently Located

4:30PM-5:00PM  

Dr. Al-Tayyeb Abbas

The Tutankhamun Gallery at the Grand Egyptian Museum

5:00PM  CLOSING REMARKS

Located on the banks of the nile, the Sonesta St. George Hotel in Luxor is well-recognized for hosting successful and innovative indoor and outdoor corporate and social events.

The Centennial Tutankhamun Conference will take place at the hotel starting the 4th of November at 6:45 PM and will end on the 6th of November at 3:00 PM. 

Below are other accommodation options:

**ARCE does not have a room block or discount. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.

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