Dan Snow’s ‘History Hit’ features the latest exhibition in Experience Barnsley Museum
‘Tut' 22: The life of Tutankhamun’, a new exhibition recently opened at Experience Barnsley Museum will be featured on the latest edition of History Hit.
The episode aired on Monday, 21 November explores Yorkshire’s fascinating links with Egypt. Talking to the Curator of the exhibition, Barnsley born Egyptologist Professor Joann Fletcher, they examine artefacts on loan from Bolton Museums, which offer a glimpse intoTutankhamun’s life during the 14th century BC.
The free exhibition blends traditional artefacts with mesmerising new technologies to lift the lid on the greatest archaeological discovery of all time. It will also tell the story of local people involved in the rediscovery of the famous ‘boy king’.
History Hit, an online channel and award-winning podcast brings together historical documentaries and stories that shaped the world. Hosting a series of programmes celebrating the centenary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, the episode is a must-see for any fans of Egypt.
Professor Joann Fletcher said: “I’m delighted to have taken part in the episode and had the opportunity to put a spotlight on some fascinating objects in the exhibition that are being displayed for the very first time. ‘Tut' 22: The life of Tutankhamun’ has been years in the planning and is a real celebration of one of the most famous historical figures.”
Dan Snow of History Hit said: "We're really excited to showcase Professor Joann Fletcher and the brilliant exhibition at Barnsley Museums. I've been lucky enough to go inside Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, but having the chance to explore these wonderful objects that relate to his life is a great way to discover the fascinating world he lived in and appreciate the personality and times of the young Pharaoh himself".
Councillor Robert Frost, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The history of Egypt has a universal appeal and still holds a lot of intrigue and mystery. People are fascinated by the topic and are travelling from far and wide to see the exhibition. We want to thank Joann for her hard work and dedication in creating such a wonderful display which we are lucky enough to host right here in Barnsley. Many talks and activities are taking place alongside the exhibition and are a great opportunity to find out more about the subject.”