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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


Saturday 26 June 2021 (online only)

Embodied Forms: Non-royal statuary in the late period

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Speaker: Dr Campbell Price (University of Manchester)

This course will be delivered online via the video communication platform Zoom (details provided upon enrolment).

Temple statuary was the chief medium for elite self-presentation in the Late Period (c.750–30 BCE). Dedication of such monuments at the vast complex of Karnak was a privilege of the priestly elite. This study day explores the forms and inscriptions of some of these statues. These give an important insight into conceptions of divinity, materiality, and expectations of how the statues were conceived to function for eternity in temples frequented by gods, the living, and the dead.


Book and pay now to attend online: £30.00 per person


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If you must pay by cheque, send it with copy of booking form to: Dr Kathryn E. Piquette, Bloomsbury Summer School, c/o The Accordia Research Institute, 42 Runnemede Road, Egham TW20 9BL.



** Postponed **
A new date will be confirmed in due course

Recent discoveries in the Royal Cache Wadi on Luxor's west bank

Speaker: Dr José Ramón Pérez-Accino (Complutense University of Madrid)

We are pleased to invite Dr José Ramón Pérez-Accino to lead our autumn study on the Royal Cache Wadi. It is here, on the West Bank at Luxor, that a key chapter in the life history of the Valley of the Kings came to a close 500 years after it began as a royal necropolis. At the end of the New Kingdom, the mummified bodies of Egyptian rulers and some members of the royal court were deposited in a tomb in a wadi or bay in the cliffs near the temple at Deir el-Bahari. The find of this “Royal Cache” in 1881 was the first spectacular discovery of Egyptian archeology to be covered by the mass media. It has since been assumed that this so-called wadi is otherwise largely devoid of archaeological remains. However, since 2017, the C2 Project: Royal Cache Wadi survey has revealed new evidence for religious activity prior to the re-burial of the kings. These exciting findings significantly change our understanding of the area and especially the history of the Valley of the Kings.

The four lectures include:

1. Not the Last Journey: The re-burial of the kings at the end of the New Kingdom

2. The Night of Tasting Fear: A discovery in the mountains

3. The Forgotten Valley: The C2 Project

4. Work in Progress: Lines of research and future plans

In addition to hearing four fascinating lectures, you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions, and to socialise with the speaker over morning and afternoon refreshments.



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National Westminster Bank plc

Bank address:
Tottenham Court Road Branch
45 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 2EA

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