Edition - November, 2013
By Andrea Byrnes and Dylan Bickerstaffe. Published on In Brief, 14th November 2013. Egypt: Series 1 – 1. The Search for Tutankhamun Part 1 of a six-part series by the BBC Director – Ferdinand Fairfax Executive Producer – Phil Dolling Series Producer – Paul Bradshaw Writer – Tony Mulholland Narrator – Andrew Sachs Described as […]
The two main themes of the show Find My Past: Tutankhamun are the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62), and the curiosity of descendents of three of the individuals who attended the opening of the tomb about their ancestors.
In Part 1, we discovered how Arthur Mace took excellent advantage of a distinguished family name, overcoming the fact that wealth would not play a part in making his dreams a reality. Through education, an apprenticeship with his distinguished relative Flinders Petrie and a devotion to proper artifact conservation, Mace ensured respect from his peers. In Part 2, I will show how Mace continued to make contributions to Egyptology throughout a prolonged illness. His conservation techniques preserved artifacts spanning the Metropolitan Museum in New York to the pyramids in Lisht. Mace’s final acts of preservation, as he worked in the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh made a name for him, although it may very well may have also contributed to his untimely passing.
By Garry Beuk