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Egyptology Summer School 2008 – Birkbeck

May 23, 2008


FFEY053N0 ACS  Ancient Egypt: Life, Death and Culture

Monday 23rd June to Friday 27th June 2008    10.00am – 5.00pm, Malet Street

Cost:  £185 for the week

This five day summer school will present a series of lectures and presentations on the life courses of the ancient Egyptians, and include a special day on new research.
The lectures themes will range from aspects of the ancient Egyptian life course (pregnancy and birth, education, puberty rituals and marriage, growing old, death and burial rituals) to the origins and developments of Egyptian scripts and language. Daily life will be presented from the perspectives of school-age children, soldiers, farmers’, as well as priests and priestesses. Learn about the ups and downs of relationships and family life, including courtship, love, eroticism, marriage, adultery, domestic violence and divorce. Other topics will deal with clothing and bodily adornment, medicine and magic, feasts and festivals, social care, religious beliefs, ways of dying and the nature of the Egyptian afterlife. This summer school will also include the unique opportunity to enjoy a full day dedicated to presentations by junior UK scholars on the latest research.  Tea and coffee will be provided.

Tutors: Carol Andrews, Frances Welsh, Suzanne Lax-Bojtos, Lorna Oakes, Joseph Clayton, Kathryn Piquette, Carol Downer, Rosalind Janssen

Places are limited so early enrolment is advised. To enrol by telephone 020 7631 6651, quoting course code:  FFEY053N0 ACS 

For a 2008/9 Certificate, Diploma and Short Course Prospectus ring 0845 601 0174.
Other enquiries to: or Faculty of Lifelong Learning, Archaeology, 26 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5DQ  020 7631 6627. 

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