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Fascinated by ancient civilisations?

We offer anyone with any level of knowledge, inspiring short courses on Ancient Egypt and other areas of the Ancient World.

Forthcoming Study Days

22nd December 2017

Tombs and Temples of El Kab: current fieldwork and research

Painted figures on wall In the tomb of Paheri

In the tomb of Pahari, El Kab

Saturday 2nd June 2018

A study day with members of The Oxford University Expedition: Dr Vivian Davies, Dr Luigi Prada, Dr Susanne Woodhouse and Dr Liam McNamara.

El Kab is one of the oldest sites in Egypt. It was the ancient town of Nekheb, home of Nekhbet, the tutelary vulture goddess of Upper Egypt. The monuments here date from the Prehistoric to Roman Period. The tombs include the 18th Dynasty tomb of Ahmose, son of Abana with its inscription concerning the expulsion of the Hyksos from Egypt; while its temples include a desert shrine to Nekhbet built by Amenhotep III. This study day will explore The Oxford University Expedition’s current fieldwork at this important site, and the latest related research.

Lectures will be given by Dr Vivian Davies, former Keeper of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at The British Museum and Director of The Oxford University Expedition at El Kab; Dr Luigi Prada, Research Associate in Egyptology at the University of Oxford and Visiting Associate Professor in Egyptology at the University of Copenhagen; Dr Susanne Woodhouse, Librarian in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, The British Museum; Dr Liam McNamara, Assistant Keeper for Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and Co-Director of the Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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