Tuesday, September 12: Ancient Egypt’s King Tut: Understanding our Obsession Virtual Program
In 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered a nearly intact tomb. The golden treasures inside—the inner coffin weighs in at 269 pounds of solid gold—have obsessed us ever since, firmly sealing the young King Tut as the most famous of Egyptian kings. But why is Tutankhamun always the first pharaoh to come to mind when we think of ancient Egypt? Is it really because of those golden objects, or also because his tomb brings up questions of our own connections to death, our understanding of race, and our deep fascination with celebrity? Tutankhamun’s place in our modern zeitgeist arguably says more about us than it does about the ancient Egyptians. Recommended Reading: The Good Kings: Absolute Power in Ancient Egypt and the Modern World, by Kara Cooney; The Complete Tutankhamun: The King, The Tomb, The Royal Treasure, by Nicholas Reeves. Welcome to CAST Virtual Programs! Provided by the Community and Seniors Together organization, this programming was developed to reach a wide audience of senior citizens, providing an endless variety of interesting subjects via virtual programming. Our Virtual Programs take us across the country, experiencing and learning about places which we’re unable to do in person. Scheduled every Tuesday afternoon at 1pm at the CAST Senior Center, our Virtual Programs are free and open to the public. There are no membership dues and everyone is welcome to attend. Programming is provided by the Senior Learning Network, AARP One Day University, and other online providers. Check out our virtual program schedule every month and join us! We look forward to seeing you!
Tuesday, September 12: Ancient Egypt’...
Date and Time
Tuesday Sep 12, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM CDT
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
CAST Senior Center
600 North German Street
New Ulm, MN 56073