Pendlebury at Amarna: Film Screening and Discussion

Start: Mar 25, 2014 05:00 PM
End: Mar 25, 2014 06:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

John Pendlebury at Amarna in the 1930s

A film screening and discussion event organised by the Institute's History of Archaeology Research Network will be held on 25 March.

Pendlebury at Amarna

Film Screening and Discussion with Chris Naunton and John J. Johnston (Egypt Exploration Society)

John Pendlebury was appointed director of the Egypt Exploration Society’s excavations at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, for the 1930-31 season. The 'film record' of excavations at Tell el-Amarna was made over the course of three seasons from 1930 to 1933.

Pendlebury embraced the idea of filming his dig in order to raise awareness of the importance of the work. In recording moving images at Amarna Pendlebury and his team could claim to be closer to the cutting edge.

The Lucy Gura Archive at the Egypt Exploration Society now holds the footage from these excavations, capturing the life and work of this fascinating man and his team at a pivotal moment in the history of the site.

All welcome!

Any enquiries about this event may be directed to Amara Thornton.