Chris Naunton: The Lost Baths of Cleopatra

We kick off our new season of MAES on Monday 13th September with a fascinatinglecture from Chris Naunton, which will be online via Zoom (and not at our normal venue as previously advertised). Online lectures are free to members! You can join here. Guests welcome – tickets £5 via Eventbrite.

The Lost Baths of Cleopatra and Other Disappearing Monuments

The Baths of Cleopatra? They were seen and recorded by numerous travellers, explorers and early Egyptologists but then seem to have disappeared from view. Since the nineteenth century almost no-one has written about them and even fewer people seem to have seen them. Have they disappeared, and if so, how can this have happened? Alexandria seems a special case so many of its most famous monuments including the tombs of Alexander the Great and Cleopatra having disappeared. But in fact, a similar story can be told of numerous sites and monuments around Egypt.

Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster and author of Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt and Egyptologists’ Notebooks. He has presented numerous television documentaries, including The Man Who Discovered Egypt (BBC4 2012), Secrets of King Tut’s Treasures (Channel 5, 2018) and Egypt’s Lost Pyramid (Channel 4, 2019). He was Director (CEO) of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and President of the International Association of Egyptologists from 2015 to 2019.