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What’s on 2017: Outside Birmingham

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).
September 11th:
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society presents:
Nebhetepre Mentuhotep: The Great Reunifier
In this illustrated presentation Sarah Griffiths explores the reign and legacy of a pharaoh revered by later kings as one of the greatest Egyptian rulers: Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II of the 11th Dynasty.
Saturday 9 September 2017, Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JB
Visitors welcome (£3).
September 20th – December:

Egyptian Hieroglyphs:

A 12 week course with Maiken Mosleth King. Are you interested in ancient Egypt? Do you enjoy learning new languages? If so you may want to learn to read Egyptian hieroglyphs in a friendly  and  informal  setting.  Join us  this  autumn  for  fun  and  interactive evening  classes  with  other  like minded  people.  Taught  by  a  fully  qualified Egyptologist, this comprehensive course will cover all the fundamentals of the hieroglyphic script and ancient Egyptian language. The course will run from  mid September  to  mid December,  all  necessary  study  materials  will be provided and are included in the course price. Maiken completed her BA and MA in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where she was  able  to  study  the  ancient  Egyptian  language  to  an  advanced  level,  including  its  final phase, Coptic. During her time at the University of Liverpool she did archaeological fieldwork at a Romano-British site in Nottinghamshire and at South Asasif in Luxor. She is currently  undertaking  a  PhD  at  the  University  of  Bristol,  researching  the  inscriptions  and iconography of funerary stelae from Roman Egypt. For full information please click here.

October 14th:
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 people of the Old Kingdom through the written word. It was at this time that continuous texts first appeared. Kings left decrees of exemptions for temples and official created elaborate tombs with inscriptions. Some early papyri show ordinary people at work and give clues to the temple rituals.
AGM 1:00 followed by the above Philip Wickens Memorial Lecture
Saturday 14 October 2017, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JZ
Visitors welcome (£3).
November 11th:
Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society presents:
Egypt’s origins – the view from Mesopotamia and Iran
Dr Paul Collins will discuss the significance of cultural borrowings from Mesopotamia and Elam in the formation of the Egyptian state during the period 3500-2900 BC has long been debated. This talk will explore the evidence from Syria, Iraq and Iran for the emergence of cities, trade routes and associated technology and art that provides the wider context for the emergence of Egyptian kingship.
Saturday
11 November 2017, Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley, RG5 4JZ

Visitors welcome (£3).

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