NSPCC Childhood Day

On 11 June, the NSPCC is getting the UK playing and raising money to help keep children safe – and they need your help. Play is an important part of childhood – and after the year we’ve had, we could all do with a bit more of it!

The NSPCC is asking families, friends and colleagues from across the UK to celebrate childhood by organising a play event to raise money. To find out more, visit www.nspcc.org.uk.

Dr Chris Naunton, an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster, is to host an online reading of his new children’s book, King Tutankhamun Tells All, to mark Childhood Day on 11 June.

The discovery of the near-intact tomb of Tutankhamun is widely regarded as the greatest archaeological find of all time. Excavated by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922, more than 5,000 artefacts were discovered, including the famous solid gold death mask which now resides in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Published by Thames & Hudson, King Tutankhamun Tells All tells the story of the life and death of the Boy King in his own words, accompanied by brilliant and witty illustrations.

Register for the story telling here. There are 100 places available, on a first come, first served basis. After the reading, there will be a chance for budding Egyptologists to ask questions about Tutankhamun and his discovery, which marks its 100th anniversary next year.

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