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2021-2022 LECTURES


We hope that all ARCE-PA members and Friends of ARCE-PA are doing well. 
Due to COVID 19 and the fact that the Penn Museum is not currently holding public lectures, we are taking the show on the road...erm...on the interwebs!

ARCE-PA will be hosting our chapter's lectures on ZOOM for the foreseeable future.  Please see the below the lecture information regarding lecture registration and Paypal information

 Special Lecture!


ARCE National & ARCE-PA In-Person Lecture!



Sunday, June 26,  2022

Dr. Marc Gabolde

Professor of Egyptology

 University of Montpellier 3 Paul-Valéry, France 


"The Fate of Missing and Diverted Artifacts from Tutankhamun's Tomb"

Widener Auditorium 

Penn Museum

Lecture at 2 PM

Followed by a Light Reception at 3 PM


Registration Required

Please register here:

 **Please note: Please do not email ARCE-PA to register. You *must* register at the above link through ARCE National's website.** 

Questions regarding the lecture, please contact ARCE National:


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Howard Carter made the most illustrious archaeological discovery of the 20th century, the virtually intact tomb of Tutankhamun. The tomb contained more than 5,000 objects, most notably those made of alabaster, wood, and the most prized of all precious metals, gold. Despite the efforts of Howard Carter to patiently record and restore many of the objects found in Tutankhamun's tomb, it seems that some artefacts never found their way to the Egyptian Museum. The fate of some of these diverted objects, disseminated in public or private collections around the world, has been the quest of Dr. Marc Gabolde for ten years. Dr. Gabolde has traced many of these objects, some of which were kept by Howard Carter himself. Join us to learn more about Dr. Gabolde’s fascinating and sometimes surprising investigation.


University professor, Marc Gabolde is a former scientific member of the French Institute of
Oriental Archeology in Cairo and research professor at Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 University. He
works within the Nilotic and Mediterranean Egypt team, part of the Archeology of
Mediterranean societies unit. Since September 2020, he has been on a delegation to the
Franco-Egyptian Center for the Study of the Temples of Karnak to complete the study and
publication of the memorial built by Ay for Tutankhamun. His main work concerns the history of
the end of the 18th Dynasty. Dr. Gabolde has directed and participated in several
archaeological expeditions including the Valley of the Queens, Balat, Tebtunis, and the royal
necropolis of Tell el-Amarna. He is the author of several books on the late 18th dynasty, most
recently Tutankhamun (Pygmalion 2015), and he has written 82 scientific articles.


General ARCE-PA Lecture Registration & Paypal Information

*ARCE-PA members will receive an email with the instructions for the ZOOM lecture log-on. Please make sure that we have your correct email address on record.

* If you are an ARCE member but are not affiliated with ARCE-PA, please reach out to us at

*For those of you are ARCE-PA Friends (non-ARCE members, Penn Museum Members, Penn Staff & Faculty, and Students), we have a $10 registration fee.  Once you register, then you will receive an email with the instructions for the ZOOM lecture log-on.

Paypal information:

The cost for the lectures is $10.

Please pay and register by 5pm the Friday evening before the Saturday lecture.  

Please complete below and click on the "PAYPAL LINK" Hotlink. It will take you directly to the Paypal page:


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