Author Archives: Janet Diamond

The Egyptian Labyrinth: A Middle Kingdom Enigma – Prof. Dylan Bickerstaffe

For many years, I have wanted to know the truth and facts behind the fabled ‘Egyptian Labyrinth’ and this comprehensive lecture by Prof. Dylan Bickerstaffe did not disappoint! Beginning with the Greek and Roman writers Dylan explained where the belief in … Continue reading

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Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age – Dr Reg Clark 

Today we were lucky to have Dr Reg Clark, of Swansea University speaking at the Egyptian Society Taunton, as the first speaker in their 2017/2018 season.  In this lecture Dr Reg Clark began by saying that this issue has been somewhat overlooked, as until … Continue reading

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Two Egyptologies for the price of one!

Today I had a lovely day – with an unexpected extra treat! I had returned to the beautiful Salisbury Museum to give a second talk to Salisbury U3A Archaeology Group – a group I really enjoy talking to as it is a … Continue reading

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Writings from Ancient Egypt by Dr. Toby Wilkinson – Cambridge University

Well, I have just had such a treat – a lecture given by one of my favourite writers and Egyptologists – Dr. Toby Wilkinson. Toby began by explaining that we usually silently read the writings and texts of ancient Egypt, … Continue reading

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Egypt in the Wider World – Dr. Aidan Dodson of Bristol University

What a treat of a day this was!  We learn of life within ancient Egypt, we learn of events outside of the land of Egypt itself – for example trading, expeditions and wars – all from the Egyptian point of … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane’s Museum – Lincoln Inn Fields, London

I have just enjoyed a special weekend in London, spent with some dear friends from Australia.  We had limited time, but I could think of no better place to take them than to the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London.  … Continue reading

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The Senenmut Ceiling by Dr. Bernadette Brady

Following on from the last month’s  great lecture on Senenmut, Dr Bernadette Brady of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David came to talk at the Egyptian Society Taunton about the wonderful and beautiful Senenmut Ceiling. Bernadette began by reminding us … Continue reading

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In the Age of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom with Lucia Gahlin

Following directly on from Lucia Gahlin’s previous course ‘Macro to Micro’ in this 6 lecture course we were taken through life ‘In the Age of the Pyramids: Egypt during the Old Kingdom’. Lucia broke this course into: Settlement Archaeology – … Continue reading

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Senenmut by Dr Campbell Price – Curator of Egypt and the Sudan, Manchester Museum, University of Manchester

Today, we at the Egyptian Society, and D.A.S Exeter enjoyed the most marvelous talk on Senenmut; given by Dr. Campbell Price.  I had seen him give on-line lectures for Manchester Museum (University of Manchester) and had enjoyed them very much, yet … Continue reading

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Kushite Kings on the Upper Nile: Pyramids, Royal Statues and a Temple to Amun – Dr Julie Anderson

This was a really interesting lecture on behalf of The Egypt Society of Bristol, and given by Dr Julie Anderson who has been working in ancient Nubia (modern-day Sudan) for around 20 years.  She gave a detailed and fascinating first-hand account of … Continue reading

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