The Griffith Institute was established in 1939 as the centre for Egyptology at Oxford. Francis Llewellyn Griffith, the first Professor of Egyptology at the University of Oxford, bequeathed his estate for the creation of a permanent home for the study of the “ancient languages and antiquities of the Near East”.
Amongst its archive the Institute houses Harry Burton’s iconic black & white photographs, which have illustrated the imagination of millions for almost a century, enabling the viewer to witness the ‘Wonderful Things’ Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered in 1922.
We have exclusive access to the institute for private tours of Burton’s original photographs capturing the boy king’s tomb at the very moment of its discovery.
Two of our three scheduled tours on Friday 15 September are now full
A limited number of tickets are still available for the tour starting at 6.50pm
Tickets are open to alumni and guests
but limited to 3 per booking, due to the small size of the tour groups.
Rendezvous in the Randolph
Meet with our staff and other alumni at the Randolph Hotel, just 2 minutes from The Griffith Institute
Drinks and canapes will be served in The Atrium between viewings.