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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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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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Saqqara – Egypt’s Most Important Ancient Necropolis – Lucia Gahlin, UCL

We at the Kemet Club have just finished Lucia’s great course on the amazing Royal Necropolis of Saqqara. When I lived in Egypt, I visited this site countless times – and as a result, I knew it well. However, as always, … Continue reading

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Saqqara – Egypt’s Most Important Ancient Necropolis – With Lucia Gahlin, UCL

This six-session course arranged by The Kemet Klub – (for further information contact Alison on: ali.dave@blueyonder.co.uk or via The Egypt Society of Bristol), promised an in-depth exploration of one of Egypt’s most significant ancient sites – Saqqara, the necropolis of Egypt’s ancient capital Memphis. … 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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The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology – London

Well, I kept my promise to myself, and with a friend, we intrepid travellers clothed, provisioned and equipped ourselves and, with archaeological trowels, compasses and maps in hand, set off on an exciting Egyptological expedition and adventure to deepest, darkest London … Continue reading

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