ARCE ONLINE: Egypt's Golden Couple with John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Darnell

Please note that this event will no longer take place in-person at the Bowers Museum and will be online only. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.


Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth 

In this lecture, John Coleman Darnell and Colleen Darnell will explain how step-by-step, from the jubilee of his father, Amunhotep III, to Amunhotep IV's constructions at Karnak, to the move to his new capital Akhet-Aten, Akhenaten developed his solar religion alongside his queen--and goddess consort--Nefertiti.

John Coleman Darnell is Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University, Director of the Elkab Desert Survey Project, and Curator of Anthropology at the Yale Peabody Museum. His most recent book is Egypt and the Desert (Cambridge University Press), and in 2017, his expedition discovered the earliest monumental hieroglyphic inscription, one of the top ten discoveries of that year in Archaeology. Colleen Darnell teaches art history at Naugatuck Valley Community College and has recently appeared in several episodes of National Geographic’s “Lost Treasures of Egypt.” In 2018, they published The Ancient Egyptian Netherworld Books (Writings from the Ancient World), the first complete English translation of the texts in the New Kingdom tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

Their newest book, Egypt's Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth, is available for pre-order at all major book retailers now. 

Presented by ARCE-OC: American Research Center in Egypt: Orange County Chapter.

Location: ONLINE

Recorded Online Screening: Free for Bowers and ARCE Members | General $10 | A link to view this lecture will be emailed to ticketholders on the day before the program at 11 AM. 

TICKETS: Online or onsite. Questions? E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 714.567.3677. Proceeds benefit Bowers Museum Education Programs. Tickets are non-refundable.

Event details

October 8, 2022 12:00 am - 11:59 pm


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