Celebrate the Jubilee like an ancient Egyptian this May half term as you prepare for the Pharaoh’s festival with an Egypt Centre style street party at the museum.
Dress up as ancient Egyptians and join a musical procession of the gods, play the popular game senet and handle real ancient objects before you discover the flavourful food and drink needed at any Egyptian festival. Then decorate your own party food with Egyptian art and make jubilee crowns to take home with you.
May 31 2022 or June 1 2022
10am – 3pm
£20 per child per day, Suitable for ages 6-11
Short course on the ancient Egyptian books of the afterlife, with ticket sales and donations going to supporting the Egypt Centre.
The ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in “books” that were to be discovered more than several millennia later in tombs. The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the so-called Books of the Netherworld. This course looks closely at these works, including the Pyramid Texts, Coffin Texts, Book of the Dead, Amduat, Book of Gates, Book of Caverns, Book of the Earth, and several others.
Week 1: (Sunday 01 May or Wednesday 04 May): The Pyramid Texts and the Coffin Texts
Week 2: (Sunday 08 May or Wednesday 11 May): The Book of the Dead
Week 3: (Sunday 15 May or Wednesday 18 May): The Amduat and the Book of Gates
Week 4: (Sunday 22 May or Wednesday 25 May): The Book of Caverns and the Book of the Earth
Week 5: (Sunday 29 May or Wednesday 01 June): The Litany of Re and the Books of the Sky
In order to be as accessible as possible, this 5-week course will be run twice, with sessions taking place via Zoom:
– Sunday evenings 6–8pm (UK time) – Starting Sunday 01st May
– Wednesday mornings 10am–noon (UK time) – Starting Wednesday 04 May
A week before the course starts, you will be emailed the Zoom link, which can be used for both sessions. Therefore, participants will have the option of attending either day, or both!
Sunday 1 May – Wednesday 1 June
£40 per person for full 5 week course
The We Need to Talk series brings together leading specialists to discuss hot topics in Egyptological research, and in particular themes that relate directly to current global issues. The aim is to inform, educate, raise awareness, and to encourage deeper interdisciplinary engagement because – we need to talk.
As with all IntEg events, participation is free and open to the general public (via Zoom). Audience members will be invited to submit questions for discussion via social media before the event, and will also be able to ask questions to the experts during the live events.
As well as the events above, you will find more to do on our learning from home page