Tuesday 16th May 2017

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Join bestselling experts on Ancient Egypt, Joann Fletcher and Stephen Buckley as they discuss the lives of everyday people from this period and also the lives of pharaohs and nobles in The Valley of the Kings and the science of mummies.

The Valley in Egypt is where for nearly 500 years tombs were built for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the time. Of the tombs discovered Howard Carter discovered the resting place of boy king, Tutankhamun.

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BAFTA Award Winning Egyptologist Joann Fletcher teaches world mummification and funerary archaeology at the University of York. Joann is also the author of nine books. She wrote and presented ‘Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings’ and ‘Egypt’s Lost Queens’ for BBC2, and has recently completed a four-part series ‘Immortal Egypt’ again for BBC2.

Dr Stephen Buckley is a founding member of the University of York’s Mummy Research Group.  Stephen has discovered evidence pushing back the beginnings of Egyptian mummification by almost 2,000 years. He was lead scientist in the History Channel’s ‘Mummy Forensics’ Series, and lead scientist in the human mummification project filmed as the BAFTA-winning ‘Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret’, he established exactly how Egypt’s 18th dynasty royals had been mummified so successfully.