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Art for the Afterlife : ancient Egyptian tomb scenes and funerary goods

Thu 6th Mar 2025 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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"KV17, the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I of the of the burial chamber, Nineteenth Dynasty, astronomical vaulted ceiling Valley of the Kings, Egypt" by Following Hadrian is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


Description of Lecture

The ancient Egyptians had extremely elaborate burial practices and funerary beliefs. In this lecture Lucia sheds light on the mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptian afterlife by exploring the art on the walls of tombs. She will focus on the tombs of the New Kingdom period (c1500 – 1000 BC), when Egypt was at the height of its power and prosperity under pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II. She will explore the scenes on the walls of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the nearby tombs of their high officials, and the small but colourful tombs of the artists responsible for all funerary art on the west bank at Luxor during this time.

Lecturer:Lucia Gahlin

Egyptologist who has worked in museums and on excavations in Egypt, but these days mostly lectures. Former Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and Lecturer in Egyptology at several UK universities. Works at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London. Leads tours to Egypt. Former Director of Bloomsbury Summer School at UCL, Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, and Trustee of the Egypt Exploration Society. Publications include Egypt: gods, myths, religion. Happy to bring both laptop and digital projector if required. Happy to lecture online from home.


Thu 6th Mar 2025
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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