Events /An Evening with Chris Naunton

An Evening with Chris Naunton

Speaker: Dr Chris Naunton

Date: 12th June 2024

Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

Member price: £5.00

Student price: £5.00

Non-member price: £5.00

"Amenhotep and Akhenaten: whose revolution?"

Akhenaten was the son of Amenhotep III and almost immediately after succeeding his father as pharaoh, he began turning Egypt on its head: new religion, new iconography and artistic style, new architecture and eventually a new name and new capital city. He was the great revolutionary or heretic, or at least that’s the story that is familiar to many of us. But what if Akhenaten in fact just picked up the baton and ran with ideas that had been established by his father? What evidence is there that some of the changes we associate with Akhenaten were already underway during Amehotep’s reign, and might Amenhotep have been the leading player even after Akhenaten came to the throne?A recording of the session will be available to attendees for a limited period of time after the event. Chris Naunton is the author of Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt (2018), Egyptologists’ Notebooks (2020), and two books for children, Tutankhamun Tells All! (2021) and Cleopatra Tells All! (2022). He regularly lectures around the UK, overseas and online and frequently appears in television documentaries on ancient Egypt. He was Director (CEO) of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and President of the International Association of Egyptologists from 2015 to 2019 and is now Director of the Robert Anderson Trust.

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