Summer Term – 2019
Egypt: Glimpses into the Past
For many people, ancient Egypt remains shrouded in mystery. Guide book in hand, welcome shade in the shadow of a wall or a towering colonnade, the facts seem simple. This is Karnak; (and, hopefully, an ice-cold Stella or welcome cup of tea), move on to the west bank. Yet behind these so familiar walls and columns lies the story of countless hours of archaeological excavation, research and painstaking restoration. Names like Etienne Drioton and Bruyere are now familiar only in academic circles, yet early in the 20th century their research was instrumental in the re-discovery of Deir el Medina and Karnak. In more modern times Manfred Bietak has given back to us Avaris, capital city of the Hyksos but already established in the Middle Kingdom. While much remains unpublished or published only in the language of the archaeologists, fascinating glimpses into the stories of sites and people still remain. Do join us as we explore together this new course: Egypt-Glimpses into the Past. A warm welcome awaits.
Tuesday May 7th 2019 7.00 pm to 9.00 p.m.
Friday May 10th 2019 11.00 am to 1.00 p.m.
Classes will run for 6 weeks to June 18th or June 21st.
(Note: There will be no classes on Tuesday May 28th or Friday May 31st (half-term ))
Cost – £40.00
Please note: students with internet access will also be able to access elements of this course on line at http://www.mes.ukso.com
If you would like to contact me to register or with any questions please feel free to fill in the contact form or e-mail me at angelatorpey@Yahoo.co.uk