The American Research Center in Egypt, in collaboration with ARCE/NY, the Archaeology Committee of The National Arts Club, the Egyptian Embassy, ARCE-DC, ARCE-PA, and ARCE-NE was pleased to present four evenings with Dr. Marc Gabolde in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of King Tutankhamun.  

The tour took place from June 22-27, 2022, at the National Arts Club in New York City, the Egyptian Embassy in DC, the Penn Museum in Philadelphia, and the Convene at One Boston Place in Boston. 

The Fate of Missing and Diverted Artifacts from Tutankhamun’s Tomb

Howard Carter made the most illustrious archaeological discovery of the 20th century, the virtually intact tomb of Tutankhamun. The tomb contained more than 5,000 objects, most notably those made of alabaster, wood, and the most prized of all precious metals, gold. Despite the efforts of Howard Carter to patiently record and restore many of the objects found in Tutankhamun’s tomb, it seems that some artefacts never found their way to the Egyptian Museum. The fate of some of these diverted objects, disseminated in public or private collections around the world, has been the quest of Dr. Marc Gabolde for ten years. Dr. Gabolde has traced many of these objects, some of which were kept by Howard Carter himself.  Join us to learn more about Dr. Gabolde’s fascinating and sometimes surprising investigation.  

Marc Gabolde Bio: 

University professor, Marc Gabolde is a former scientific member of the French Institute of Oriental Archaeology in Cairo and research professor at Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University. He works within the Nilotic and Mediterranean Egypt team, part of the Archeology of Mediterranean societies unit. Since September 2020, he has been on a delegation to the Franco-Egyptian Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak to complete the study and publication of the memorial built by Ay for Tutankhamun. His main work concerns the history of the end of the 18th Dynasty. Dr. Gabolde has directed and participated in several archaeological expeditions including the Valley of the Queens, Balat, Tebtunis, and the royal necropolis of Tell el-Amarna. He is the author of several books on the late 18th dynasty, most recently Tutankhamun (Pygmalion 2015), and he has written 82 scientific articles.  

In collaboration with ARCE-NY, this talk took place at the National Arts Club in New York City on Wednesday the 22nd of June, 2022. 

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