It is over 100 years since the French archaeological mission started work at Deir el-Medina and, contrary to general belief, the ongoing exploration of the Village shows that many of its secrets still wait to be unveiled. This site is important to our knowledge of ancient Egyptian daily life and in this study day Dr Cédric Gobeil will assess the history of past excavations and review the activities that have taken place since 2011, with a focus on the work of the current season.

Dr Cédric Gobeil received his PhD in Egyptology at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 2008 and has been the Director of the French archaeological mission at Deir el-Medina since 2011. In 2016 he was appointed as the Director of the Egypt Exploration Society in London.


10.15 Doors open
10.30 Welcome
10.40 Archaeology in the archive: a short historical review of the French excavations at
Deir el-Medina
11.40 Tea/coffee
12.00 The Theban Tomb 250: helping out Women’s Studies
13.00 Lunch (included)
14.00 “Wonderful things”: highlights from the past seasons
15.00 Tea/coffee
15.15 Of mummies and men: the discovery of a tattooed mummy and of the khetem
16.15 Questions
16.30 Close

This study day includes refreshments and a sandwich, crisp and fruit lunch.

Price: Essex Egyptology Group Members: Adult £35 (student £17)
Non-members: Adult: £37 (student £19)

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