Although the tomb of Tutankhamun is most famous for its golden contents, some of the greatest ‘treasures’ were the contents of pharaoh’s wardrobe. From sumptuous robes to neatly-folded underwear, leather armour and linen socks, Jo reveals how such things were stored inside some of the chests and boxes replicated within Hull’s Egyptian collection which also includes Tutankhamun’s wooden clothes mannequin.
Speaker biography: Professor Joann Fletcher is based in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. She is also Chair of Trustees at Scarborough Museums and Galleries, patron of Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust and Lead Ambassador for the Egypt Exploration Society.
Standard ticket: (talk only) – £7.50
Cream tea and talk ticket – £12.50 – Cream tea includes Scone with jam and cream, and a drink served in the Ferens café (3pm-4pm)