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Summer School 2018 – Timetables

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Monday 2 July to Friday 6 July

Kings, Courtiers, Creatures and Commoners: three millennia of funerary practice at Saqqara

Course Directors: Dr Lidija McKnight and Dr Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin and guest lecturers: Dr Campbell Price, Professor Geoffrey Martin, Scott Williams, Dr Paul Nicholson

 

Monday 2 July

10:45 – 11:00
Participants assemble in BSS Common Room (Dept. of History, UCL)

11:00 – 11:30
BSS Co-Director’s Welcome Address

11:30 – 13:00
Introduction to Saqqara: a history of archaeological research (IK-O)

13:00 – 14:30
Welcome Lunch in BSS Common Room (G09/10)

14:00
Short optional tour of UCL led by Co-Director (meet in G09/10)

14:30 – 15:45
Geophysical Interpretation of the Saqqara Landscape (Early Dynastic – New Kingdom) (CP)

16:15 – 17:30
Geophysical Interpretation of the Saqqara Landscape (First Millenium BC) (CP)

17:30            
Non-BSS event:
get together with fellow students for a drink in local café/bar


Tuesday 3 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group A: ‘Saqqara in Hand’ at the Petrie Museum (LM)
Group B: independent study

11:45 – 13:00
Royal and Elite Cemeteries of the Old Kingdom and Middle Kingdom (IK-O)

14:15 – 15:30
Elite Tombs of the New Kingdom in the Memphite Necropolis (GM)

16:00 – 17:15
Fake and Composite Mummies from Saqqara (IK-O)

17:15 – 18:30
Reception in the Petrie Museum (guests welcome)

 

Wednesday  4 July

10:00 – 11:15
Gallery Quiz in The British Museum (IK-O & LM)

11:45 – 13:00
Travellers at Saqqara (LM)

14:15 – 15:30
Bioarchaeology of the Life and Death at Saqqara (IK-O)

16:00 – 17:15
Votive Practice at Saqqara (LM)

17:30
Non-BSS event: get together with fellow students for dinner in local restaurant

 

Thursday 5 July

10:00 – 11:15
Digitally Investigating the Late Period to Early Ptolemaic Landscape at Saqqara (SW)

11:45 – 13:00
A Revisit to Ancient Egypt: a new landscape narrative for Late Period/Early Ptolemaic Saqqara (SW)

14:15 – 15:30
W.B. Emery and the Re-discovery of the Sacred Animal Necropolis at North Saqqara (PN)

16:00 – 17:15
Going to the Dogs: new work at the catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara (PN)

 

Friday 6 July

10:00 – 11:15
Group B: ‘Saqqara in Hand’ at the Petrie Museum (LM)
Group A: independent study

11:45 – 13:00
Saqqara in the EES Archives (LM)

14:15 – 15:30
Investigating the Votive Animal Mummies from the Sacred Animal Necropolis (LM)

16:00 – 17:15
Summing Up Saqqara: concluding comments and final questions (LM)

17:15 – 19:00
Farewell Drinks Party

 

This timetable is unlikely to change, but remains provisional until the first day of the course