Events and Exhibitions: A list of Egyptology Events, TV Programmes and Exhibitions of Ancient Egyptian collections from the United Kingdom and around the world.
Events and Exhibitions
Events and Exhibitions

Events and Exhibitions

A list of Egyptology Events, TV Programmes and Exhibitions of Ancient Egyptian collections from the United Kingdom and around the world.

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From Egypt’s Sands to Northern Hills
From Egypt’s Sands to Northern Hills

From Egypt’s Sands to Northern Hills

March 24th - June 28th

Professor John Garstang’s excavations in ancient Egypt. A travelling exhibition with collections from Towneley Hall, Blackburn and Kendal Museums, the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, Liverpool.

Added: 08/04/2012 13:31:17

Secret Egypt - Unravelling Truth From Myth
Secret Egypt - Unravelling Truth From Myth

Secret Egypt

Date: Fri 11 February 2011 – Sun 5 June 2011

This brand new blockbusting exhibition allows visitors to investigate the truth behind some of the most popular myths about ancient Egypt amongst displays that bring together over 200 objects from some of the most important Egyptian collections in the country.

These include an amazing colossus statue from the British Museum, a rare head of Queen Nefertiti from the Ashmolean, crocodile mummies from Bolton Museum and a gold pendant from Manchester Museum discovered by archaeologists in the hands of an ancient robber trapped in a collapsed tomb.

At the climax of the exhibition visitors are invited to explore a recreated tomb, answering ' Why were the ancient Egyptians obsessed with death?' The display includes an offering chapel and a mummy of a woman called Perenbast. This is a great example of the care and respect given during the preparations for passing into the eternal life.

The exhibition will display many treasures previously unseen by the public including from the Birmingham Museum collections.

The Secret Egypt exhibition was created by the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and is the first time this collection of rare objects or its content has been seen together as an exhibition.

The Herbert
Art Gallery And Museum
Jordan Well,
Coventry,
CV1 5QP

Added: 20/01/2011 17:06:30

Sahure: Death and Life of a Great Pharaoh
Sahure: Death and Life of a Great Pharaoh

Sahure: Death and Life of a Great Pharaoh

June 24 to November 28, 2010 at Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung in Frankfort

From June 24 to November 28, 2010 the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung will present the exhibition “Sahure – Death and Life of a Great Pharaoh.” Ruling Egypt from about 2428 to 2416 BC, Sahure was a both politically and culturally outstanding king of the Fifth Dynasty and thus a prominent representative of the Old Kingdom, the “Age of the Pyramids.”

Amongst all known pyramid complexes, that of Sahure in Abusir near Cairo, which boasts several superlatives, takes a special position. The intricate architecture with a total length of just under 500 meters reveals a pure, classical form of strict axiality and perfection. The walls are decorated with 10,000 square meters of royal relief art.

The finds made so far can be assembled to the most beautiful and abundant picture book of the Old Kingdom. With high-caliber originals – reliefs, architectural elements, sculptures, vases, and valuable papyruses – from international museums such as the Musée du Louvre in Paris, the Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection in Berlin, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the show gives evidence of the worship this great Egyptian pharaoh enjoyed. A special chapter of the exhibition will be dedicated to the scientist and explorer Ludwig Borchardt, who discovered Sahure’s pyramid complex in the early twentieth century and from whose excavations important reliefs from Sahure’s temple complex came into the possession of the Liebieghaus in the course of the finds’ distribution. Historical documents, diaries, and drawings convey a comprehensive picture of the fascinating excavation history of Sahure’s pyramid temple which began more than one hundred years ago and still continues today.

Website: Sahure: Death and Life of a Great Pharaoh »

Added: 25/07/2010 13:38:59

Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

British Museum: 4th November 2010 to 6th March 2011

For any ancient Egyptian of wealthy standing, the "Book of the Dead" was an invaluable roll of papyrus which kept within it all the secrets of the afterlife: spells, illustrations and incantations revealing the path from death to mummification and, finally, the liberation of the soul.

Many of these "books" were acquired by the British Museum in the late-19th century, but have lain in vaults, too fragile to unfurl and never before seen by the public. Now, after an extensive period of conservation, they are to be displayed alongside a dazzling array of mummies, coffins, jewellery and statues in a major exhibition entitled Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, which opens on 4 November. The Book of the Dead of Hunefer, a 5.5m-long papyrus, will be among the 192 items on display.

Website: Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead »

Added: 25/07/2010 12:54:57

TUTANKHAMUN: Latest News on Scientific Report
TUTANKHAMUN: Latest News on Scientific Report

TUTANKHAMUN: Latest News on Scientific Report

On: Saturday 29 May 2010 at: University of London

A Saturday study day presented by Joyce Filer (BA; Dip. Arch MSc; MSc), held at:
University of London, from: 11am to 5pm

Hughes-Parry Hall (The Garden Halls) 19-26 Cartwright Gardens,
Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 9EF.

Scientists have now revealed their fascinating findings from a new detailed examination of the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamun. Join Joyce on this new study day to debate and explore the very latest findings on his probable cause of death, his medical conditions, which members of his family have been identified and what tests were used to examine his body.

Joyce Filer was recently selected as the BBC Tutankhamun spokesperson to be interviewed on the new biological findings when this ground-breaking report was released. She is an Egyptologist and Physical Anthropologist having spent 10 years as the British Museum Curator for Human and Animal Remains in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan. She has undertaken cemetery excavations in Sudan, Egypt and Britain, CT scanning projects and forensic examinations. She is the only British archaeologist to have officially examined the body from Tomb KV55, often thought to be Tutankhamun's brother. She has made many TV appearances and written widely on ancient Egypt. She is also acknowledged as a world expert on mummies.


The Study Day is aimed at Adults. Children of secondary age need to request permission from the Organizer.

For further information please contact
Richard Barritt   email: rikki_promo@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 07973 695 168


Links:

New TUTANKHAMUN Study Day at: UNIVERSITY of LONDON
http://heritage-key.com/event/tut-ankh-amun-study-day-joyce-filer

We are also presenting the FORENSIC ASPECTS of ANCIENT EGYPT Study Day at: UNIVERSITY of LONDON

http://heritage-key.com/event/forensic-aspects-ancient-egypt-repeated-popular-demand

Both the above events are listed on British Archaeology website:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/briefing/confs.asp

For other different interesting Egyptology events contact the Bloomsbury Summer
School:  http://www.egyptology-uk.com/bloomsbury/

Lucia Gahlin:
bloomsbury@egyptology-uk.com

Website: TUTANKHAMUN: Latest News on Scientific Report »

Added: 23/05/2010 14:55:58

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