LECTURE: King Tut: A Boy and His Dog Find us
Date: Saturday, November 10, 2012, 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Eric Wells, PhD candidate, UCLA, and Robert Newman, Esq., Vice President of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America
Chapter: Orange County, California; sponsored by Lauralee Barton and Bette Quinn
Location: Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium, 2002 N. Main, Santa Ana, California
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Description: A Special Celebration to mark the 90th Birthday of the Discovery of King Tut's Tomb. Don't miss this very unique opportunity to meet a live Pharaoh Hound, a descendant of King Tut's canine companion, and learn about the breed's place in Egyptian history, art and rituals.
Everyone knows about all the fabulous gold found inside the boy-king's tomb, but this lecture will focus on two lesser-known elements.
Young King Tutankhamun had himself portrayed as having a dog, and dog-related objects came out of his tomb. Our lecture, "King Tut: A Boy and His Dog," has been commissioned especially for this event from Eric Wells, a Ph.D. candidate at UCLA. Eric has spoken to our Chapter before and has an excellent talk planned about Tut, his dog, and dogs as pets in Ancient Egypt.
Additionally, Robert Newman, vice president of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America, will speak briefly about the breed of dog frequently seen on objects and tomb walls in Ancient Egypt. Mr. Newman will bring two of his dogs for you to meet during our event. A photo booth will be available, too, so if you want to be photographed against an Egyptian backdrop with these exceptional animals, be sure to bring a bit of cash.
Royal and elite dead in Ancient Egypt were sent into the afterlife with their favorite perfumes, spices and foods. Though less glamorous than gold, these items assured a fragrant and well-fed afterlife. Working with Howard Carter's notes--and Lise Manniche's books on herbs, plants and consumables--we will have a table-top display of some of these goods, which can still be purchased in grocery and specialty stores today.
Come early for this fun, interesting and light-hearted event from ARCE-OC! This event will not repeat!
About the Speakers:
Eric's deep love of ancient history led him to pursue a doctorate in Egyptology in UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, where he is working on his doctoral dissertation.
Robert Newman, Esq.
Robert Newman is an attorney in private practice in Santa Ana, California. In addition to criminal defense and family law matters, Mr. Newman is recognized as a leading authority on animal law, and his practice focuses on civil litigation involving animals. His work on behalf of animals has gained international media attention, from Australia to Singapore. Mr. Newman has been interviewed by The CBS Evening News, NBC World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, ABC News with Tom Brokaw, and 48 Hours with Dan Rather. He is vice president of the Pharaoh Hound Club of America and shares his office with his Chihuahua, Ruben, who is quite accomplished in his own right.
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.