Category Archives: Dillington House

Mythologising of a Pharaoh: Akhenaten, Deformed or Divine? Lucian Gahlin – UCL

Yet again, I have enjoyed another of Lucia Gahlin‘s excellent lectures at Dillington House. Having already written my own lecture on this enigmatic and fascinating pharaoh:  “Akhenaten – The ‘Heretic’ King”;  I was really interested to hear what Lucia had to … Continue reading

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Dreams in Ancient Egypt – Lucia Gahlin

I have just enjoyed another ‘dreamy’ day with Lucia Gahlin at Dillington House – always a winner. For this talk, Lucia investigated the significance of dreams in Ancient Egypt; what they meant, how they were understood and what a bad, … Continue reading

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‘Nefertiti – Ancient Egypt’s Most Intriguing Queen’ – Lucia Gahlin

Once again, I have lucky to attend another of Lucia’s talks – this one on the beautiful, 18th Dynasty, Queen Nefertiti. Lucia brought a new slant and new information to the subject of this enigmatic queen. The talk covered much: the … Continue reading

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Ritual And Festival: Life in an Ancient Egyptian Temple – Lucia Gahlin UCL

This was clearly, an auspicious day to spend with Lucia Gahlin at Dillington House, for a lecture on the ‘Ritual and Festival:  Life in an Ancient Egyptian Temple’ – and as always where Lucia is concerned, it was just great! With … Continue reading

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Boats, Chariots and Donkey: Getting About in Ancient Egypt – Lucia Gahlin, UCL

Leaving the safety of my mud-hut and exposing myself to the threatening territories beyond; wearing protective amulets, I bravely cast my fears aside, followed the local trade routes across the barren and hostile countryside and journeyed to undertake another day of pronouncements by ‘The Queen … Continue reading

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From General to Pharaoh: Horemheb, Tutankhanun’s Chosen Heir – By Lucia Gahlin, UCL

Having attended previous courses run by Lucia, I had really been looking forward to this one; held at Dillington House, in Somerset. I enjoyed the day enormously.  I thought I knew quite a bit about Horemheb, but there is always more to learn … Continue reading

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‘Wonderful Things!’ Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Treasures – with Lucia Gahlin, UCL

Another wonderful course at Dillington House hearing about Howard Carter, his famous discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the ‘Wonderful Things’ found therein. As always with Lucia, it was a great lecture – enjoyable and informative.  I did already know about the discovery of this … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Egyptian Art – Lucia Gahlin, UCL

This was my first talk on Egyptology by Lucia Gahlin  and my first lecture at Dillington House – and I was very pleased with both. Lucia spoke on the representation of celebration and festivities in the art of ancient Egypt. We looked at the … Continue reading

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