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The Funerary Culture of Ancient Egypt

New 10 Week course by Dr Ken Griffin, Collections Access Manager

Begins: 14th February

This course consists of weekly object handling sessions supplemented by PowerPoint lectures. The primary focus will be the objects housed in the Egypt Centre. This is a unique opportunity for participants to handle ancient objects many of which are not on public display. The sessions in this course will concentrate on ancient Egyptians’ view of death and the afterlife through their material culture.

The course will consist of  10 x 2 hour sessions with no assessment required.

Cost: £100, or £50 for active volunteers.

Venue: The Egypt Centre

Thursdays, 16:00-18:00 OR Thursdays, 18.30-20.30

Booking Essential


 

Myths of the Egypt Centre: A Talk by Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown, Egypt Centre Curator

Wednesday 6th March

At the Egypt Centre we get to listen to lots of strongly held beliefs with little basis in evidence. These include ideas that aliens built the pyramids and that the ancient Egyptians had light bulbs. We have also heard some lesser known ‘myths’, for example that the Early Dynastic bracelet on our handling tray was an age-telling device. We thought it might be instructive to examine these greater and lesser myths and examine where they may have originated.

 Suitable for all ages

Egypt Centre

2.30-4.00

Free Entry


How To Get To ‘Heaven’: A Talk by Dr Carolyn Graves-Brown, Curator of the Egypt Centre

Thursday 4th April

In order to reach the afterlife in ancient Egypt it was important that certain rites were performed by the living and that the deceased had certain divine knowledge. Having reached the afterlife it was important for the dead to be provided for. We will explore the rituals of transformation, the special knowledge needed by the deceased and the means of providing for the dead. We will also briefly look at what Egyptian heaven might have looked like. ‘Will heaven be like Swansea?’.

Suitable for all ages

Egypt Centre

2.30-4.00

Free Entry


Archaeologist’s Training Camp

Children’s One Day Workshop

Tuesday 23rd – Friday 26th April

Suitable for ages 6 – 10

Booking Essential

£20 for the day

Pay before the 8th April and pay only £15!

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