In 2012, Manchester Ancient Egypt Society celebrated its Silver Jubilee, making us one of the longest established Egyptology groups in the UK.
At the core of our activities are the ten monthly meetings we arrange each year, when leading Egyptologists visit Manchester specially to share with us the findings of their latest research.
We also organise Egyptology conferences and trips to museums with Egyptology collections – all part of a varied annual programme of activities aimed at anyone with an interest in this fascinating ancient culture.
Rosalie David talk on Ancient Egyptian Jewellery: What Was Its Purpose?
This lecture will explore various reasons – religious, social, economic and political – why jewellery was so indispensable to the ancient Egyptians. The lecture will also look at the sources from which the Egyptians obtained the materials used in jewellery-making, and will demonstrate some of the trends that developed over the millennia.
Online lecture via Zoom Doors open 7:30pm Lecture 8 – 9pm
Free to MAES members(Link will be sent out week before)
Guests welcome to sign up via Eventbrite – tickets £5
Monday 14th September – our first online lecture via Zoom.Campbell Price explores “Art, Sex and Death in Roman Egypt”. The lecture is free to attend for members of the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society – membership for the year is just £15. If you’d like to join, visit www.maesweb.org.uk/join-us
In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the movement restrictions imposed by the government, we’ve had to cancel our April meeting, unfortunately. We’ll make a decision on the May and June meetings nearer the time. We hope to be able to reschedule postponed lectures at a future date.
Stay safe, everyone, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back as soon as circumstances allow.
QUEENS OF THE NEW KINGDOM:
Powerful Royal Women of the 17th to 20th Dynasties
A study day in memory of Muriel O’Shea
Join us on Saturday 21st March for an exciting study day with Dylan Bickerstaffe, Kenneth Griffen & Sarah Griffiths, focussing on the powerful royal women of the New Kingdom, including Ahmose Nefertari, Hatshepsut, Neferure, Nefertiti, Nefertari and the Harem Conspiracy against Ramesses III.
The study day will take place at the Longfield Suite, Prestwich M25 1AY. Tickets cost £40 for MAES members, £45 for non-members, and £35 for students.
This Monday – we welcome Janet McWilliam who will be discussing Ramesses III and the Battle of the Delta!
Towards the end of the late Bronze Age Ramesses was faced with a mass migration of people from the northern and western Mediterranean. Inscriptions at his mortuary temple at Medinet Habu tell the tale of one of these battles. In this talk I look at the reasons behind the migration and how the battle played out.
7:30pm Pendulum Hotel / Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB.
Our next meeting will be on Monday 10th February, when our very own Professor Rosalie David will talk to us about the latest discoveries that have been made about Takabuti, the famous mummy at the Belfast Museum, in what’s sure to be an interesting lecture.
Rosalie David OBE has achieved world renown for her pioneering work in investigating mummies using non-destructive techniques and became Director of the KNH Centre for Biological and Forensic Studies in Egyptology at The University of Manchester. Her research work into the Schistosomiasis disease has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Anglo-French Medical Society and she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology.