Tutankhamun’s Royal Mom and Dad: On Egypt’s Golden Couple
Colleen and John Darnell in Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew is joined by Colleen and John Darnell, author of Egypt’s Golden Couple: When Akhenaten and Nefertiti Were Gods on Earth.
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John and Colleen Darnell are a husband-and-wife Egyptologist team. They have presented on the Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic, the Science Channel, and Smithsonian, as well as appeared in National Geographic’s Lost Treasures of Egypt.
John Darnell is Professor of Egyptology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University. His archaeological expeditions in Egypt have been covered by the New York Times. In 2017, his Eastern Desert expedition discovered the earliest monumental hieroglyphic inscription and was named one of the top ten discoveries of the year by Archaeology.
Colleen Darnell teaches art history at the University of Hartford and Naugatuck Valley Community College; she has curated a major museum exhibit on Egyptian revival art and design at the Yale Peabody Museum.