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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Fwd: The EES: Events April-June 2020

The EES: Events April-June 2020
Latest news and events from the Egypt Exploration Society
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Dear Friends,
As this closure period goes one, we hope that you are all safe and well. We also hope that you're finding plenty of things to keep you physically as well as mentally stimulated.
Over at the Egypt Exploration Society, while our office and library remain closed, we are working hard to provide anyone interested in the unique heritage of Egypt with a programme of FREE lectures.
We're delighted today to be launching a programme of two live lectures per week until mid-June! Myself and Stephanie will be joined by Katharina Zinn, Campbell Price, and Luigi Prada from our Board of Trustees, as well as Chris Naunton and Matt Szafran in a new programme of lectures covering Egyptological archives, geophysical survey at Saqqara, museum collections, material culture, and the reception of ancient Egypt in ancient Rome!
If you're looking for something a little more light-hearted, then you can also sign up to our monthly virtual quiz nights. Join Stephanie and I each month as we test your knowledge of Egyptian and Sudanese history to help raise funds to cover the costs of providing our online event platform.
Registration is limited to 100 attendees per live lecture, so book early to avoid disappointment. Not all lectures are recorded. We'll be adding more virtual events to our website soon, so be sure to check back regularly for further details!
We look forward to 'seeing' you there!
Carl Graves
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While Skulls Bobbed on the Waves

Petrie at Hawara. Join Dr Campbell Price (Manchester Museum) as he explores the discoveries of Flinders Petrie at Hawara, including some of those now on display in the touring exhibition, Golden Mummies of Egypt.

5th May 11am-12pm (GMT)
11th June 5-6pm (GMT)

Night, night!

Sleeping tight on an ancient Egyptian headrest? Join Dr Katharina Zinn (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter) as she explores Egyptian headrests and their use using two case studies.

28th April 11am-12pm (GMT)
18th June 5-6pm (GMT)

Seeing Under the Sands

Geophysics at Saqqara. Join Dr Campbell Price (Manchester Museum) as he presents some of the Scottish team's findings and offers some interpretations of their significance.

14th May 5-6pm (GMT)
16th June 11am-12pm (GMT)

Virtual Quiz Night

Join us for an evening (or morning depending on your location) of Egyptological trivia and test your knowledge in this just-for-fun(draising) quiz.

1st May 6-7.30pm (GMT)
5th June 6-7.30pm (GMT)

Predynastic Palettes

An Introduction. Join Matt Szafran (ArchaeoResearch) and discover the use, function, and discovery of Predynastic Palettes in Egypt.

16th May, 3-4pm (GMT)

Rewriting Egyptian Antiquity in Ancient Rome

Egyptian Obelisks and Their Reuse in Roman Italy. Join Dr Luigi Prada (University of Oxford) as he presents the story of Rome's fascination with ancient Egypt and its monuments.

12th May 11am-12pm (GMT)
21st May 5-6pm (GMT)

Tell tall tales?

The Museum of Lies as collection of alternative narratives of Egyptian objects. Join Dr Katharina Zinn (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter) as she introduces us to the Museum of Lies and their annual pop-up exhibitions.

7th May 5-6pm (GMT)
9th June 11am-12pm (GMT)

The City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish

Join Stephanie Boonstra as she discusses the amazing papyri and mummy mask discoveries made by the EES Graeco-Roman Branch in the Faiyum.

23rd April 5-6pm (GMT)
19th May 11am-12pm (GMT)

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