Agatha Christie and Archaeology

  • October 23, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom virtual lecture

     Amy Barron, PhD

Amy Barron received her PhD at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology, specializing on the military history of Iron Age Assyria.  She has excavated predominantly in the Middle East but has travelled widely studying the archaeology of various remote parts of the world from Peru to China. 

Amy has taught archaeology, ancient history and classics at the universities of Toronto and Guelph and presently teaches museum studies in Fleming College’s post-graduate program.  She has worked in the museum world for over 30 years and loves sharing her passion for the past.

Agatha Christie and Archaeology

If you don’t know how these two are connected, then join us to learn how the great mystery novelist’s life is revealed within the pages of her books. Her love of the Middle East and the life she lived with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her greatest novels, including Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile, and Murder in Mesopotamia.  Learn about her life, travels, and the fabulous ancient sites whose mysteries she helped uncover.

This event is part of the Fall 2023 Speaker series. 

  • Home
  • Agatha Christie and Archaeology
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software