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In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the American Research Center in Egypt, ARCE Atlanta, and the Carlos Museum present an evening with Dr. Betsy Bryan, the Alexander Badawy Professor Emerita of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at Johns Hopkins University. 

Dr. Bryan’s talk, “Thebes from Amenhotep III to Tutankhamun: Altered, Abandoned, Mutilated, and Rejuvenated,” explores the ways in which the city of Thebes, the home of national god Amun-Re, was transformed during the 50 years between the reign of Amenhotep III and that of Tutankhamun (ca. 1375-1325 BCE). She focuses on Amenhotep III's development of a newly conceived Thebes of Amun; the origins and rise of Amenhotep IV's god, Aten; the proscription of Amun and his divine family during Akhenaten's reign; and then the return of Amun's cult and the king's patronage under the post-Amarna kings through the reign of Tutankhamun.

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