NGV Lecture | Nefertiti – The Real Story Speaker Marc Gabolde, Egyptologist

Nefertiti – The Real Story

Marc Gabolde, Egyptologist

EGYPT, el-Amarna Head of Queen Nefertiti 1353 BC-1337 BC limestone 34.3 x 21.0 x 20.5 cm, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Presented by N. de Garis Davies, 1907 616-D2

In anticipation of the NGV’s Ancient World gallery opening in October, this lecture will look at one of the most famous queens in ancient Egypt – Nefertiti. Marc Gabolde is one of the world’s leading scholars on Nefertiti and in recent years has been excavating in the Royal Wadi at Amarna, Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s capital city. Based on cutting edge research, this lecture will look at Nefertiti’s life and role as royal consort to Akhenaten. What is her parentage? Did she rule Egypt in her own right? Is she the mother of Tutankhamun and was she buried at Amarna before being moved to the Valley of the Kings?

Date: 6pm, 15 Aug 2013Venue: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts centre forecourt)

Free Entry