Nefertiti – The Real Story
Marc Gabolde, Egyptologist
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?