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2019-2020 TVAES Talks and Study Day programme

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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 consideration of the safety of our members and the practicalities of venue number limitations in the light of covid-19 the TVAES Executive Committee have decided not to attempt to hold any face-to-face lectures for the remainder of the calendar year.  We regret having to take this decision however the situation will be kept under review and if possible we will resume meetings in Woodley from January 2021.  The Annual General Meeting will also be held online for members only at 1pm on Saturday October 10th 2020.  Meanwhile TVAES Online will continue to delivered scheduled and additional lectures and classes online through zoom.  A full programme of lectures and classes starting in September 2020 is currently being finalized and will be posted and emailed in the next few weeks.


Bolton's Egypt: The Making of a Museum
An online ZOOM lecture by Ian Trumble.
Saturday 14th November 2020 2.00 pm
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Not an empty place. Newest research at the Royal Cache Wadi, Luxor
An online ZOOM lecture by Professor José-R. Pérez-Accino.
Saturday 28th November 2020 2.00 pm
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Cleopatra: Tomb, Baths and Birth-house (and other lost monuments)
An online ZOOM lecture by Dr Chris Naunton

Saturday 12th December 2020 2.00 pm
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Ancient Egypt – The Old Kingdom Part 2
An online 5 week course
Starting Wed 4th November 2020 for 5 weeks 2020, 2:00PM-4:00PM
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Ancient Egypt – Hieroglyphs – Improvers Part 2
An online 5 week course
Starting Thursday 5th November 2020, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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Virtual tours of five Egyptian historic sites

Marriage in Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians cared deeply about family, but marriage was a personal choice decided by the couple who wanted to get married. Polygamy and even adultery were acceptable for men, and, ironically, women were treated respectfully

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.