Up close and personal with Egyptian archaeological treasures

Course Dates: 15/02/20
Time: 11:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie, the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum.


What is the course about?

Become personal with Sir Flinders Petrie (1853-1942), the pioneer of scientific archaeology in Egypt and Palestine. Spend the afternoon up close with his archaeological treasures in the nearby Petrie Museum at University College London.

What will we cover?

The life and career of Flinders Petrie; his great discoveries and their contribution to our understanding of Egyptian civilisation; his museum collection: its history and significance; afternoon visit to the Petrie Museum.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- explain the importance of Sir Flinders Petrie
- describe and discuss 3 archaeological treasures in his collection
- evaluate the importance of the Petrie Museum.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is taught at Level 2 and no skills are required.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Tutor presentation with questions and answers; discussion and debate; local museum visit; the provision of follow-up reading and links to appropriate websites will enhance the learning experience.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other Ancient Civilisations courses.


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Tutor Biographies
Rosalind Janssen

Rosalind Janssen has a first degree in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham, specialising in Egyptology. She was a curator in UCL's Petrie Museum where, having discovered the world's earliest dress, she became a specialist in Ancient Egyptian textiles. She then became a Lecturer in Egyptology at UCL's Institute of Archaeology. Following this she moved to the UCL Institute of Education, swapping Egyptology for Education. She currently teaches Egyptology courses at the City Lit, and at Oxford University. She has published widely, including a book Growing Up and Getting Old in Ancient Egypt. She has also excavated in Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings.

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Course Code: RC010

Sat, day, 15 Feb - 15 Feb '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £47.00
Concession: £36.00

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