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City Lit presents Egyptology day, a series of lectures on Ancient Egypt in partnership with the Petrie Museum.
In 2014 we saw Ridley Scott’s biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. The film was the latest in a long line of big budget blockbusters that bring the Ancient Egypt alive. We continue to be fascinated by this world, which was so different from our age but also so similar.
While Pharaohs lived a life of refinement and enjoyed their god-like status, ordinary people grappled with the same issues that the modern world deals with today: life and death, love and sex, family, money, power, politics and many others. In the last few years there has been a resurgence of interest in Egyptology, proven by the popularity of the City Lit courses on this topic and by the range of TV programmes in which traditional Egyptology uses the latest technological innovations to uncover unknown aspects of the ancient life.
City Lit’s close proximity to key collections of artefacts including the British Museum and the Petrie Museum means that our students can complement their knowledge of Ancient Egypt by seeing these objects first-hand.
This Study Day is an opportunity to discover perhaps less known aspects of Egyptology.
Programme for the day
13.30 – 14.10 Michael Duigan, City Lit, Ancient Egyptian Creation Myths and their Views on Art-Making
14.15 – 15.00 Sarah Doherty, Egypt Exploration Society, Gebel Silsila: on the trail of Egypt’s Temple Builders
15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break
15.20 – 16.00 Rosalind Janssen, City Lit and Oxford University, Dress for a pear-shaped King: The dress sense of Tutankhamun
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