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Ancient Egyptian Treasures of the Ashmolean Lucia Gahlin Tuesday 10 September 2019

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford houses one of the finest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the UK.  Lucia Gahlin will tell us about a wealth of ancient Egyptian material, examining highlights of the collection from the Predynastic Period (4th millennium BC) through to the Roman Period (2nd century AD).  Outstanding pieces in terms of art, history and culture will include the decorated ceremonial mace-heads of Egypt’s first pharaohs, the ‘Amarna Princesses’ wall-painting, and the shrine of the Nubian pharaoh Taharqa.

Lucia is an Egyptologist who lectures and works in museums and on excavations in Egypt.  She is Honorary Research Associate at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology and Co-Director of Bloomsbury Summer School also at UCL.  She teaches Egyptology for the University of Exeter.  She works in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London and chairs the Friends of the Petrie Museum.  Her publications include 'Egypt: gods, myths, religion'.