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What’s on: 2017

January

January 7th:
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society presents:

Recent Excavations on Sai Island; Pyramids, Pounders and Nimiti
Dr. Ken Griffin will talk about the AcrossBorders Project in the Sudan, including excavations in the New Kingdom town and cemetery, a new pyramid, and highlights of the material culture.
Saturday 7th  January 2017, 2.00 pm, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ. Visitors welcome (£3).

 

January 27th:

 

The North East Ancient Egypt Society presents:

Grasping Sand: The Importance of Sand in Egyptian Rituals

Julie Misuriello, NEAES. Egyptian temple rituals hide stories, myths and practical tasks.  This talk will unravel the meaning behind the use of sand in ritual and how the Egyptians regarded their most ubiquitous resources.                                                                                Saturday 21st January 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE. Members Free – Non Members and Visitors £5 – Concessions £3.

February

 

February 18th:

 

Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society presents:
Saqqara’s Abandoned Tombs Beside the Unas Pyramid Causeway :
Dr. Yvonne Harpur will talk on the burials of a master-butcher and hairdresser of the palace. The Phillip Wickens Memorial Lecture.
Saturday 18 February 2017, 2.00 pm, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ.
Visitors welcome (£3).

 

March

 

March 11th:
The Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt presents:
A Ptolemaic Day-School with Sarah Griffiths, Deputy Editor of Ancient Egypt Magazine
Full flyer with schedule, information and booking form can be downloaded here.
Saturday 11th March, 10:45am – 3:30pm, Lecture Theatre, Chesterfield Central Library New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 1QN. Tickets: SSAE Members – £6, Non-members – £8, on the day tickets £10.

March 18th:

The North East Ancient Egypt Society presents:
Montuhotep and the Reunification of Egypt.

Sarah Griffiths, Ancient Egypt Magazine.

In the 11th dynasty, Egypt was reunified by a strong line of warrior kings and their capable administrators.  The talk will explore the way in which power was by a new dynasty …. and then lost.

Saturday 18th March 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm.Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill House, Durham, DH13T. Members Free – Non Members and Visitors £5 – Concessions £3.

 
March 25th:
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society presents:
Egyptian Decrees, Biographies, Accounts and Formulae in the Age of the Pyramids: A Look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word
Dr Nigel Strudwick will look at the first continuous texts from the period including temple exemptions, officials’ tomb inscriptions and accounts papyri showing the work of the ordinary man.
Saturday 25th March 2017, 2.00 pm, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ.
Visitors welcome (£3).
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