This study day on 25th April 2020 will examine the area of Thebes with a stress on an up-to-date overview. Our two speakers are wife and husband team, Helen and Nigel Strudwick.

Helen Strudwick, Associate Curator (Egyptian Antiquities), has worked at the Fitzwilliam Museum since 2001. She originally studied the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean at Liverpool, but rapidly specialised in Egyptology. She has been field director of the Cambridge Theban Tombs project since 1994. She recently curated a major exhibition on ancient Egyptian coffins, focusing on the development of coffins and the funerary industry more generally in pharaonic Egypt.

Dr Nigel Strudwick is an Egyptologist whose interests lie in the Old Kingdom and in the archaeology and history of Thebes. He has worked in universities and museums, and has excavated on the West Bank of Thebes since 1984, working for several seasons on the tomb of Senneferi (TT99). He has published many books and articles on these topics, including publications of Theban tombs as well as more popular works such as “Thebes in Egypt” with Helen Strudwick.


10.15 Doors open: tea/coffee
10.30 Welcome
10.35 Thebes from Prehistory to the end of the First Intermediate Period
11.35 Tea/coffee
12.00 Monumental architecture: the East and West Bank temples
13.00 Lunch (please provide your own packed lunch)
13.45 Death: Private and Royal tombs
14.45 Tea/coffee
15.00 Life and landscape in Thebes
16.00 Questions
16.30 Close

The price of the study day includes tea/coffee and water. Lunch is not included, please bring your own packed lunch.

Essex Egyptology Group Members: Adult £30 (full-time student £15)
Non-members: Adult £35 (full-time student £18)

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