What is the course about?
Tutankhamun’s wardrobe – comprising over 500 items – constitutes the largest artefact assemblage discovered in his tomb. What exactly did the boy king wear, and what does this reveal about his physique? View surviving clothing in the Petrie Museum.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
An inventory of Tutankhamun’s wardrobe, including his ‘christening’ and state robes, daily dress, and large underwear collection. Tutankhamun as a pear-shaped king, an archer, and his foot necrosis.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- List the garments Tutankhamun wore
- Describe Tutankhamun’s underwear
- Evaluate the importance of his wardrobe for revealing aspects of Tutankhamun’s physique.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is taught at Level 3 and no previous knowledge of Ancient Egypt is required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Tutor presentation using AV material; questions and answers; discussion and debate; handouts and both pre- and follow-up reading / watching short video clips. There will also be a visit to the Petrie Museum at University College London at the end of the day.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
None, apart from note-taking materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other course on Ancient Egypt and other ancient civilisations. See City Lit’s website for details.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to
Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details.