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Egyptology Day 2015

Story added 4th Aug 2015

City Lit presents Egyptology Day, a series of lectures on Ancient Egypt in partnership with the Petrie Museum. The day features talks by historians from City Lit, Egypt Exploration Society, and Oxford University. 

19 September, 1.30pm-4pm 


About the event

In the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in Egyptology, proven by the popularity of the City Lit courses on this topic and by the range of TV programmes in which traditional Egyptology uses the latest technological innovations to uncover unknown aspects of the ancient life.

City Lit’s close proximity to key collections of artefacts including the British Museum and the Petrie Museum means that our students can complement their knowledge of Ancient Egypt by seeing these objects first-hand.

This Study Day is an opportunity to discover perhaps less known aspects of Egyptology.

Programme for the day

13.30 – 14.10      Michael Duigan, City Lit, Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths and their Views on Art-Making

14.15 – 15.00      Sarah Doherty, The Gebel el-Silsila Project and the Petrie Museum Friends (PMF), Gebel Silsila: on the trail of Egypt’s Temple Builders

15.00 – 15.15      Coffee break

15.20 – 16.00      Rosalind Janssen, City Lit and Oxford University, Dress for a pear-shaped King: The dress sense of Tutankhamun.

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