Akhenaten – photo RBP
Saturday 16th- Sunday 17th November 2019
Tutor Michael Tunnicliffe presents a study of the Amarna period of Akhenaten and Nefertiti including study of the Amarna Letters
Venue: Palace Hotel Buxton (full board included in price).
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Mummy found recently at Dashur. Image: MSA
Mummies, ancient jewellery, New Kingdom queens, battles in the Delta, sex and death in Roman Egypt….it’s all coming in the new season of the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society!
Check out and download the new programme on our website here
Join us on Monday 9th September at the Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel on Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB.
Early start to our June meeting! Please arrive by 7pm!
7:30pm prompt Anna Garnett will be talking about The Petrie Museum: Past, Present and Future – the finale to our 2018-19 season!
The AGM will follow straight after – normal finish 9pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!
We’ve two great lectures to go before our summer break:
Monday 20th May Myriam Seco Álvarez: The Temple of Millions of Years of Thutmose III at Luxor
Monday 10th June Anna Garnett: The Petrie Museum – Past, Present and Future PLUS AGM
But have no fear – we have a full programme of great lectures coming up from September – take a sneak preview here
Myriam Seco Álvarez
Join us on Monday 20th May to find out all about this fantastic project.
Myriam Seco Álvarez is flying in from Seville to tell us about the latest progress and updates on her project working at the Thutmose III Temple of Millions of Years at Luxor.
7pm Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB. All welcome!
This Monday, Mark Collier from the University of Liverpool exploring the development of Ancient Egyptian, the language with the longest recorded history in the world! No prior knowledge of hieroglyphs required! All welcome.
Monday 8th April 7:30pm Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M3 1BB.
Saturday 30th March 9:30 – 16:30 at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich
Join MAES for an exciting study day focusing on domestic life in ancient Egypt, including houses and their constructions, woodworking techniques in furniture construction, household roles, family life, food and drink and domestic textiles.
Guest speakers: Geoffrey Killen (Egyptologist and Furniture historian); Peter Philips (Editor Ancient Egypt Magazine ), Joyce Tyldesley (Reader in Egyptology, University of Manchester) & Regina De Giovanni (specialist in domestic Egyptan textiles).
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MON 11TH MARCH NICKY NIELSEN
Facsimile painting from the tomb of Seti I
We welcome Nicky back to MAES to talk about an Egyptian king often overshadowed by his more famous son!
While Ramesses II’s successes condemned Seti I to spending his Afterlife very much in the shadow, his short reign was nevertheless a crucial period in the development of the Ramesside Period. This talk will cover Seti’s origins, his family and the early foundations of the period he helped to shape. It will investigate his role as a warrior and his successes as a builder and restorer of temples throughout Egypt. The talk will also discuss his death, his impressive burial and the different ways in which he’s been perceived and received by everyone from Classical authors, to 19th century freemasons and Hollywood script-writers.
Dr Nicky Nielsen is a Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. He specialises in Ramesside history, archaeology and material culture. He is publishing a biography of Seti I aimed at the general public in September 2018 with Pen & Sword Press.
All welcome: 7:30pm Manchester Conference Centre / Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M3 1BB.
Myriam Seco Álvarez
Our May meeting will now take place on Monday 20th May so we can welcome our special guest Myriam Seco Álvarez who will be revealing the latest discoveries of the Thutmosis III Temple Project at Luxor! Please make a note of the change of date in your diary!
Rosalie David’s lecture on Takabuti will now be presented in February 2020. She promises us she will have even more to reveal then!!!
We’re going botanical for our next MAES meeting! The wonderful Hilary Wilson – author of the Per Mesut features in Ancient Egypt Magazine – will be here on Monday 11th February!
Amarna Marsh Scene from the Louvre
Gifts of the Nile: Water Plants in Egyptian Culture
Along the banks of the Nile and Egypt’s many canals and irrigation channels grew a wealth of plant resources which were exploited from earliest times for a multitude of purposes. The common reeds, rushes and sedges, including papyrus, provided the raw materials for building, making furniture and even for clothing, and many of them assumed symbolic value within the Egyptian belief system. This talk explores the practical and cultural significance of these humble plants and their continuing importance for Egypt’s ecology.
Retired Maths teacher and Chairman of the Southampton Ancient Egypt Society, Hilary Wilson is now a free-lance lecturer and writer. She is author of several Egyptological books and articles as well as the Per Mesut pages in Ancient Egypt Magazine and, under the name Hilary Cawston, she writes fiction with an Egyptian theme.