New Continuing Education Course: “A Beautiful Death: Tomb Scenes and Funerary Goods of Ancient Egypt”, taught by Joanne Backhouse, University of Liverpool

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     University of Liverpool Continuing Education presents

A Beautiful Death:

Tomb Scenes and Funerary Goods of Ancient Egypt

         Taught by Joanne Backhouse

10 weekly meetings, from Friday 10th October, 10.30am-12.30pm

at University of Liverpool, 126 Mount Pleasant

Including field trips to Manchester Museum 21st Nov

and the Garstang Museum 5th Dec

Egyptian tombs stood at the crossroads between the living and the dead, providing a resting place for the deceased and a location for ritual practice. This module will examine how tomb scenes and funerary goods ensured eternal life, examining evidence from the Predynastic (5000 BC) to the Greco-Roman period (395 AD).

Fees: £84/£63*/£42* if you are a retirement pensioner over the age of 60, a full-time student or if you receive Job Seekers’ Allowance, Working Families’ Tax Credit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Disabled Person’s Tax Credit, or Incapacity Benefit, or you are an unwaged dependant of someone in receipt of one of these benefits.

How to enrol: Advance enrolment is essential. You may enrol and pay by debit/credit card by telephoning 0151-794 6900. Alternatively, you can complete an enrolment form (from the CE prospectus or on the CE website) – and send it to us at the address below, with a cheque for the course fee.

Continuing Education in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the University of Liverpool,

126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR

? 0151-794 6900| e-mail: conted@liverpool.ac.uk | www.liv.ac.uk/conted/

New Egyptology Courses at the University of Liverpool 2013-14

A History of Ancient Egypt
Find out all about the history of Ancient Egypt, including why the Egyptians built Pyramids, how Tutankhamun died, and who exactly Cleopatra was. History, Archaeology, Art and Texts all rolled into one!
Tuesdays, starting 8th of October

Death and Burial in and around Ancient Egypt
What happened to the dead in the ancient world? Focusing on Ancient Egypt, extending into the cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean.
Tuesdays, starting 21st of January

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Our unique fast-track method will have you reading real monuments and tombs in no time at all. Whether you have looked at hieroglyphs before or are a complete beginner!
Mondays, beginners starting 7th of October intermediate starting 20th of January

Enrol online, www.liv.ac.uk/conted/howtoenrol/ by telephone (0151 794 6900) or by visiting the Reception Office in 126 Mount Pleasant.

Download this flyer: CE 13-14 Egy

 

New Liverpool Continuing Education course on “Sacred Space: The Art of Worship in Ancient Egypt”

10 weekly meetings, taught by Joanne Backhouse, from Friday 27 September, 10.30am-12.30pm

at University of Liverpool, 126 Mount Pleasant

Including field trips to World Museum Liverpool 8th Nov

and Manchester Museum 22nd Nov

Egyptian temples were portals to the divine, created to worship a pantheon of gods.  Examining evidence from the Predynastic (5000 BC) to the Greco-Roman period (311 A.D.), this course will explore how architecture and iconography represented both religious beliefs and state propaganda.

Fees: £82/£57*/£41* if you are a retirement pensioner over the age of 60, a full-time student or if you receive Job Seekers’ Allowance, Working Families’ Tax Credit, Council Tax Benefit, Income Support, Housing Benefit, Disabled Person’s Tax Credit, or Incapacity Benefit, or you are an unwaged dependant of someone in receipt of one of these benefits.

How to enrol: Advance enrolment is essential. You may enrol and pay by debit/credit card by telephoning 0151-794 6900. Alternatively, you can complete an enrolment form (from the CE prospectus or on the CE website) – and send it to us at the address below, with a cheque for the course fee.

 Continuing Education in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, the University of Liverpool,

126 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L69 3GR

? 0151-794 6900| e-mail: conted@liverpool.ac.uk | www.liv.ac.uk/conted/

Egyptology North newsletter issue #5 now available!

Dear Friends and fellow Egyptophiles,

Issue #5 of the Egyptology North newsletter is now available; please click the link here to read it: Egyptology North April-June 2013.

This quarter’s issue has articles about the upcoming EES/Liverpool Ancient Worlds study day in August and the recent Manchester Ancient Egypt Society study day, as well as the usual directory of events, societies and museums.

We’d be very grateful to receive reviews of the events, exhibitions etc previewed here (we’d love to hear from either organisers or attendees), to feature in future EN newsletters. Please also feel free to send any information that you would like to see in the newsletter to jthorne@egyptology-north.co.uk.

Best wishes,

The Egyptology North team
(Ian Shaw, Julia Thorne and Nick Wernick)

“Stories, Myths & Hieroglyphs” – Don’t Miss Out!

There are a few tickets still available for the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society study day “Stories, Myths and Hieroglyphs” this Saturday.

The speakers for the day are Joyce Tydesley, Helen Stewart and Claire Ollett who will be exploring ancient Egypt’s myths and stories, including a look at the stories behind different hieroglyphs!

  • The day begins at 9:30 and finishes around 4:30.
  • There will be a raffle for charity, book auction to raise funds for MAES and a fun photo-spotting competition, plus Joyce will have some of her books for sale, so bring some spare dosh!
  • Tea / coffee / biscuits provided morning and afternoon.
  • You need to make your own lunch arrangements, but there are lots of places in the shopping centre to buy / eat food.

Tickets are £25 for members, £30 guests, from Gillian Cook, 298 Manor Avenue, Sale, Cheshire, M33 4NB (0161 976 1165) - please give Gillian a call if you haven’t booked your place yet as we need to get final numbers to the venue before Saturday.

It’s going to be a fantastic day, so grab yourself a ticket while they’re still hot!

Newsletter #4: A new season and lots of new events

Dear Friends and fellow Egyptophiles,

Summer’s almost gone, as The Doors once sang, and we’ve all found ourselves subjected to some of the worst rain this country’s seen in 30 years; I find myself hankering after the substantially sunnier climes of our beloved Kemet. I do hope this newsletter finds you all in a suitably unflooded situation!

In the world of Egyptology, the autumn sees the new season of society lectures kick-off, so you can wave goodbye to the hole left by the summer holidays and find a wonderful selection of lectures in the Events section of the newsletter.

Read more