Cultura en Viu

Exhibitions Hall



From 3rd November to 20th December of 2022  

UAB Exhibition Hall 

From Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 19:00h  



Beyond Tutankhamun, 30 years of Egyptology at the UAB is an exhibition that commemorates two Egyptological events of major importance and international media repercussion: the bicentenary of the decipherment of the Egyptian hieroglyphs by Jean-François Champollion on 14th September 1822 and the centenary of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter on 4 November 1922. Both discoveries marked a step forward in the consideration of Egyptology as a specialised area of knowledge in ancient sciences.  

Moreover, this exhibition aims to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Egyptology classes at our university, which have evolved into an official university master and different specialisation courses. It is also an opportunity to highlight the activity promoted by the IEPOA, an internal organisation that has promoted several Egyptological research projects and archaeological missions in Egypt.  

This exhibition is structured in four parts in which there are explanatory panels with high quality images, complemented by the exhibition of research materials, such as researchers' field notebooks and tools used in the excavations, and projections of the research campaigns carried out by UAB researchers in Egypt. The first two parts of the exhibition are dedicated to the history and implications of these two great Egyptologists in the decipherment of hieroglyphs while the third and last sections are a journey through the history and contribution of Egyptology studies at the UAB to the artistic heritage and culture of Egyptian civilisation.  

Egyptology has always been a prominent science in the educational offer of the UAB, being the only catalan university that offers official studies and the only one in the spanish-speaking world with degrees or subjects in this area at all levels of education.  



Josep Cervelló 
José Llull 

Both are teachers at the Department of Ancient and Middle Ages Sciences and researchers at the IEPOA.