Welcome to the new Manchester Ancient Egypt Society season! We kick off on Monday 10th September with a fantastic lecture on “Gebel Barkal – the Holy Mountain of Napata” with Robert Morkot.
Thutmose III claims to have been the first pharaoh to see Gebel Barkal near the Fourth Cataract of the Nile, and he recognised it as the dwelling place of Amun. Later pharaohs built a temple in front of the sheer cliffs that front the mountain, and under the Kushite pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty it grew to be a large complex of temples and palaces. We look at the history, monuments and some of the (occasionally crazy) ideas that this fascinating site has generated.
Everyone welcome. We meet at the Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel on Sackville Street in Manchester (M3 1BB) 7:30 for a 7:45pm start!