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20th September 2016

Paul Roberts and Ross Iain Thomas

Study Day speakers Paul Roberts and Ross Iain Thomas

Peter Campbell & Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

Peter Campbell and Aurélia Masson-Berghoff

Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities: a day exploring how maritime archaeology sheds light on Egypt and the Mediterranean’s ancient navigation, trade, industry and religion

Our study day on September 17th tied in beautifully with the current underwater archaeology exhibitions at the British Museum in London and Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Curators of these two exhibitions, Aurélia Masson-Berghoff and Paul Roberts gave lectures, as did the underwater archaeologist Peter Campbell, and director of excavations at the Egyptian port of Naukratis, Ross Iain Thomas.

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3rd August 2016

Dr Tim Reynolds demonstrating flint knapping in the BSS Common Room

Dr Tim Reynolds demonstrating flint knapping in the BSS Common Room

A wonderful 4 weeks of summer schools

4 weeks, 8 courses, 161 bookings - July was a fantastic month at Bloomsbury Summer School. Thanks to all our great course directors, guest lecturers, course coordinators, and of course to so many of you for attending our summer schools!

 

 

 

 

 

8th July 2016

John Romer at Medinet Habu

John Romer at Medinet Habu

John Romer returns to Bloomsbury Summer School this winter

Our December study day will be a rare opportunity to hear John Romer speak in the UK. Come and hear this thought-provoking and charismatic Egyptologist give four lectures to tie in with his latest book: A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2: from the Great Pyramid to the fall of the Middle Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

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1st July 2016

Underwater archaeologists in Egypt’s bay of Abukir on the Mediterranean coast. Photo Chris Gerigk © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.

Underwater archaeologists in Egypt’s bay of Abukir on the Mediterranean coast.

Photo Chris Gerigk © Franck Goddio/Hilti Foundation.

You can now buy tickets for our Autumn study day

This day of 4 lectures will focus on this summer’s most talked about topic: Shipwrecks and Sunken Cities: maritime archaeology shedding light on Egypt and the Mediterranean’s ancient navigation, trade, industry and religion. The curators of both current blockbuster underwater exhibitions at the Ashmolean Museum and British Museum will be speaking to us, alongside archaeologists from the excavations at the port of Naukratis in Egypt’s Delta, and the shipwrecks in the Fourni archipelago near Turkey.

 

 

 

 

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15th June 2016

Liam McNamara, Wim Van Neer, BSS Co-Director Lucia Gahlin, Renée Friedman and Stan Hendrickx

Our lecturers from left to right: Liam McNamara, Wim Van Neer, Renée Friedman and Stan Hendrickx, with BSS’s Co-Director Lucia Gahlin in the middle. Photo: Peter Phillips.

Unique Discoveries and New Ideas: Exciting Times at Hierakonpolis …and exciting times were certainly had at BSS last Saturday

Dr Renée Friedman, Director of the Hierakonpolis Expedition brought together eminent members of her team to share their latest excavations and ideas with 170 of us at our Summer Study Day. We went home with our brains whirling with new interpretations and information. A huge thank you to Reneée Friedman, Wim Van Neer, Liam McNamara and Stan Hendrickx for an enthralling day.

 

 

 

 

 

10th March 2016

Dr Irving Finkel

No one makes cuneiform tablets fascinating like Dr Irving Finkel does. Here he holds forth at our March study day.

Our Ancient Mesopotamian Magic and
Medicine study day

The British Museum’s charismatic, provocative, and deeply knowledgeable Assyriologist Dr Irving Finkel delighted 175 BSS students on March 5th. All the questions and comments from the audience really added to the day. Very many thanks to Irving Finkel for sharing his extraordinary insights, and so much pre-publication research with us.

 

 

 

 

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