I’ve published my essays I submitted to the University of Manchester, giving you an insight into the themes covered in the course. These are the titles:
1. Trace the evolution of funerary architecture from the predynastic pit grave through the development of the mastaba tomb, to the pyramid complexes of the 4th Dynasty.
2. Describe the conventions of representation used in Egyptian two-dimensional art. Demonstrate this with reference to the wall scenes in ONE non-royal tomb of the later Old Kingdom.
3. Was Hatshepsut a successful king of Egypt?
4. Describe the major differences and similarities between a cult temple and a royal mortuary temple of the New Kingdom, giving a detailed description of at least one of each.
5. Consider Egypt’s relationships with Libya and the “Sea Peoples” during the New Kingdom and assess their possible contribution to the decline of Egypt’s empire and international standing.
6. To what extent does the ‘archaising tendency” of the Saites represent a true revival of Egyptian culture?
In the pipeline is:
Hidden Luxor - an e -book. where the tourists don’t go. You caught the bug on your first visit, saw the hightlights now you want more. Aimed at second time visitors to Luxor
Further Hidden Luxor - an online video course.
Egyptology course a one week course with 5 days of tours, 5 nights of lectures and full board. Every night Jane will give a talk about the three sites you will be visiting with her top guide Hussein the next day. You get more Egyptology, Jane shares her intimate knowledge of the sites and an Egyptian guide benefits as well. Everyone wins.
Over the years many famous Egyptologists have given exclusive lectures at the Mummification Museum, Jane’s lecture notes are collected in one handy volume.
Our chef Gamal is very popular with our guests we bring together a collection of his recipes so you can have your own Egyptian dinner party.
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