‘Great Discoveries of Egypt’ course announced at MAES

The Manchester Ancient Egypt Society are running an eight-week course, starting 24th September, about some of the great archaeologists and explorers whose discoveries and work have proved invaluable to the history of Egyptology.

The course details are as follows:

GREAT DISCOVERIES OF EGYPTOLOGY
Venue: The Brow House, No 1 Mabfield Rd, Fallowfield, Manchester. M14 6LP.
(Mabfield Road is opposite Owens Park on Wilmslow Road)

COURSE STARTS: MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER 2012 at 7.00pm

Everyone is aware of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter, yet there are many other stories to be told in the history of Egyptology. This course will look at the decipherment of hieroglyphs, the uncovering of great tombs and the discovery of the ‘Gold of the Pharaohs’. Join the course to see how treasure hunters became archaeologists – and view the discoveries they made.

1. 24 September - 1799 Jean Francois Champollion: Cracking the Code of Hieroglyphs.
2. 1 October - 1816-18 Giovanni Belzoni: Discoveries: Abu Simbel, Tomb of Seti I and Giza
(8 October NO CLASS: ATTEND THE MAES MEETING)
3. 15 October - 1887 E.A. Wallis Budge: The Amarna Letters
4.  22 October - 1893 Jacques de Morgan: The tombs of Kagemni and Mereruka
5. 29 October - 1903–10 Theodore Davis: Excavating the Valley of the Kings
6. 5 November - 1908–10 George A Reisner: Excavations at Giza
(12 November NO CLASS: ATTEND THE MAES MEETING)
7.  19 November - 1912 Ludwig Borchardt: Nefertiti and the Workshop of Tuthmose
8. 26 November - 1939–46 Pierre Montet: Pharaoh’s Gold: The Royal Tombs of Tanis

Tutor:Victor Blunden, MA
email: vblunden@care4free.net
ADVANCE BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

Manchester Ancient Egypt Society Study Day in June: Oxford Expedition to Egypt

Dr. Yvonne Harpur and Paolo Scremin, MAES Study Day, ‘Oxford Expedition to Egypt’

June 23 2012  Days Inn, Sackville Street, Manchester

Members and non-members of MAES are invited to come and find out about life in the field with the Expedition staff, and enjoy a well-illustrated description of the Expedition’s past, present and future projects in Egypt. Hear the story of the earliest fully decorated tombs of Ancient Egypt at Maidum, the destruction of these beautiful works of art by treasure seekers and vandals, and the reconstruction work being carried out on the fragments that have been rescued.

The recent revolution in Egypt should be a timely reminder of the importance of tomb-documentation in Egyptology. The vast majority of tombs have never been documented in detail for more advanced or specialized types of research. Hear more about the Expedition’s most recent rescue project, initiated last year in response to rapidly changing circumstances in Egypt and see some rare and unique scenes and details from the best Old Kingdom tombs.

Dr. Yvonne Harpur is the Field Director of the Oxford Expedition to Egypt, a Research Fellow at Linacre College Oxford University and Assistant photographer of the Expedition

Paolo Scremin, the Deputy Field Director of the Oxford Expedition to Egypt is an Academic Visitor at Linacre College Oxford University and the Professional photographer of the Expedition

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