Category Archives: Universities

‘The Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt’  – Lucia Gahlin  of UCL and the Kemet Klub, Bristol

During the most enjoyable four weeks of ‘ The Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt’ we covered so much:  from the young princes and Pharoahs-to-be and their life in the palaces:  their education and training, their hunting, play and playmates, and even their wet-nurses. … Continue reading

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Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt – Manchester University

I have just finished the above excellent on-line course and achieved my ‘Certificate of Completion: Warfare and Weapons in Ancient Egypt’ It is the last of three such on-line courses I have completed through the university, and was just as … Continue reading

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Immortal Egypt: BBC Two – by Prof. Joann Fletcher – University of York

I just have to write something about this wonderful four-part series that Prof. Joann Fletcher of York University was recently on BBC Two. It was simply and utterly wonderful!  Joann began with North Africa’s earliest rock art at Qurta, moved … Continue reading

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BLUE: Symposium Exploring Aspects of Life in Ancient Egypt

This is another ‘taster’ course offered by Manchester University and Museum; and is the on-line equivalent of their February study day – and I cannot tell you how fascinating it proved to be! We covered far more than just the colour blue; we looked at … Continue reading

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Ancient Egypt: A History in Six Objects – by Manchester University

I have just completed:  Ancient Egypt: A History in Six Objects – a course run by Manchester University:   – with Dr Joyce Tyldesley, Dr Glenn Godenho and Dr Campbell Price; where I achieved a ‘Statement of Accomplishment’. As part of the course, … 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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Treasure of the Pharaohs; Ancient Egyptian Jewellery – Lucia Gahlin UCL

We at the Kemet Klub have just finished another pearl of a course presented by the sparkling Lucia on the dazzling glories of ‘Ancient Egyptian Jewellery’. Lucia started with early jewellery making in ancient Egypt – revealing how very skilled were 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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Ancient Egyptian Demons – by Dr Kasia Szpakowska, Swansea University

This evening’s lecture, at the Egyptian Society Bristol,  on Ancient Egyptian Demonology, was bestowed by The Great Goddess of  Swansea University – Dr Kasia Szpakowska. Portentously, troublesome demons appeared to be present, as Kasia was mightily cursed by ‘IT’ – the demon God of  Tekh-ne-kahl rituals. However, as … 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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