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In order to continue to provide lectures and courses to our members and friends we have launched TVAES Online, a series of events delivered online via zoom.  These have proven extremely popular and book up fast, for the latest events and availability please click here.

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In line with UK government advice TVAES regrets that the remaining face-to-face lecture in Woodley for the 2019-20 academic year scheduled for June 2020 is cancelled.  We are currently working on the lecture programme for 2020-21 and at this point we expect to resume meetings on Saturday 12th September 2020.  We may reinstate a summer 2020 event if the situation permits but that is looking increasingly unlikely, but in the meantime we hope you enjoy our online provision.

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Lectures - online

Life in the necropolis. The joint Dutch-Italian archaeological expedition at Saqqara - an online lecture
Saturday May 23rd - 1.45pm for a 2pm start click for details

Excavating the governors' tombs in the Egyptian southern frontier: the 12th Dynasty - an online lecture
Saturday June 13th - 10.45am for a 11am start click for details (Note time has been changed to this to a void a clash with the EES)


Courses - online

Private burials in Pharonic EgyptPrivate Burials in Pharaonic Egypt – From the Pyramid Age to Graeco-Roman Egypt - A five week course starting Wed 29th April 2020
Course Summary: This well-illustrated online course will trace the development of elite burials in ancient Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Roman Period. We will example both aspects of continuity and change and consider a range of case studies from different periods including the tombs of Mehu, Intef-Iqer and Siamun. Click for details

HeiroglyphicsHieroglyphs for False Beginners – Continued - A five week continuation course starting Thursday 7th May 2020
Course Summary: This class is a continuation of the Spring 2020 face to face WEA class and will consolidate and complete Collier & Manley Chapter 4 and related material. New class members are welcome to join but may wish to contact John Billman to discuss suitability. Click for details

Hatshepsut course thumbnailThe Female Pharaoh : Hatshepsut and her buildings - A five week continuation course starting Thursday 3rd June 2020
Course summary: Hatshepsut has long attracted interest and fascination as a rare example of a female pharaoh in dynastic Egypt.  This course will explore the reign of Hatshepsut with an emphasis on her art and extensive building programme as we look for clues that allow us to understand what was different about the years of her regency and co-regency with Thutmose III in comparison to her predecessors and successors.  Click for details


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Mummy of ancient Egyptian teenager, buried in fine jewelry, discovered in Luxor
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ancient mummy of a teenage girl decked out in beautiful jewelry, including beaded necklaces and copper earrings, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. 

Ancient Egyptian Funeral Home Reveals Embalmers Had a Knack for Business
Known for their iconic pharaohs, pyramids and elaborate burial rituals, the ancient Egyptians were notoriously assiduous about the afterlife. It's perhaps unsurprising

Mummies discovered in burial shaft in EgyptDetails of the discovery are on the ministry's Facebook page shared via a video.

Woman seeks man in ancient Egyptian 'erotic binding spell' - Scholars ar translating an 1,800-year-old Egyptian papyrus describe the spell where a woman named Taromeway tried to attract a man named Kephalas. The papyrus shows Anubis shooting an arrow into Kephalas and is  intended to inflame Kephalas' lust for Taromeway......