Category Archives: Egyptian Society Taunton

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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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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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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‘Deir el-Medina: Boys Behaving Badly’ – Rosalind Janssen, UCL

Rosalind Janssen is known to be a bit of an expert on Deir el-Medina (the ancient name ‘Set Maat’ – translates as ‘The Place of Truth’) and this was a talk with a difference. Deir el-Medina was the workers village; home … Continue reading

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Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Art – Charlotte Booth

We at the Egyptian Society Taunton have just enjoyed a really interesting talk given by Charlotte Booth.  With this presentation she took us through many of the clues to ‘reading’ Egyptian art – just as with the words spelled out with … Continue reading

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Adorned by Egypt – Egypt in Arts and Crafts – Chris Elliott

Chris Elliot, of Egypt in England began his comprehensive lecture with Egyptian themes in Roman mosaics & frescoes and carried on with a general tour of influences on our own Arts and Crafts movement. Further afield, Piranesi decorated the English … Continue reading

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Obelisks in the Eternal City: From Egypt to Italy – by Luigi Prada, Oxford University

This was a very interesting talk – a different take on the ‘pointed’ subject of obelisks – presented by the very engaging Luigi Prada from Oxford University.  Luigi had spoken to the Egyptian Society, Taunton before, and he is a … Continue reading

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The Age of the Pyramids – The World’s First Pyramid – Janet Diamond

To begin the new season of talks, the speaker at the Egyptian Society Taunton was me again! E.S.T had invited me back to give another talk, at their excellent new venue in the Taunton Museum.  Their choice this time, was the … Continue reading

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Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt – Lucia Gahlin

I have just attended another of Lucia Gahlin’s lectures at Taunton Egyptology Society. In this one we were looking at the ritual period around death, which Lucia proposed reflects very closely the rituals around birth – with the ancient Egyptian regarding … Continue reading

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Not Only With The Dead: Banqueting in Ancient Egypt – by Prof. John Baines, Oxford

Today, I had the honour of sitting at an offering table at the Egyptian Society Taunton, for a delicious intellectual feast served up with style and aplomb by  John Baines – Professor Emeritus, Egyptology; Fellow – Queen’s College, Oxford. His talk about … Continue reading

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