The City of Naukratis during the Saite Period: Monday 11th November

Naucratis Join us on Monday 11th November when Roger Forshaw will give us what should be a fascinating lecture:  “The City of Naukratis during the Saite Period: The Shanghai of Ancient Egypt”.

Pendulum Hotel / Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

From 7pm – everyone welcome!

Columns of Egypt! Monday 9th September New MAES Season!

Welcome to the start of the MAES new season! We kick off on Monday 9th September with a fantastic lecture by our Chair Peter Phillips. If you can’t tell your closed bud lotus from an open palmiform capital fear not! Peter will reveal all!

Pendulum Hotel / Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

From 7pm – everyone welcome!

New MAES Programme & course news

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.

 

NEW MAES SEASON PUBLISHED

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Thutmose III

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

Thutmose III’s Temple of Millions of Years!

https://thutmosisiiitempleproject.org

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!

Developing Hieroglyphs!

Photo: RBPThis 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.

 

 

Location Location Location! Study Day on Ancient Egyptian Daily Life

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.

Photo: SGGuest 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).

Download a booking form here:

Pharaoh Seti I: Father of Egyptian Greatness

MON 11TH MARCH NICKY NIELSEN    

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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.