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Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society Programme

Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society (TVAES) was founded in 1994 to meet the increasing local demands of a growing interest in Ancient Egypt. The aims of the Society are to promote the study and public dissemination of the culture, religion, art, language, life and death in ancient Egypt.

Members and non-members are warmly welcomed to our talks, study days and classes, which cover all aspects of ancient Egypt.

Our next events are below or click here to download the TVAES 2018-2019 programme:-

Saturday 9th February 2019 2.00 pm **** Change to advertised programme ***
By John J Johnston Abstract & Biography
Venue: Coronation Hall

Saturday 9th March 2019 2.00 pm
Tell Nabasha: Investigating the City of the Snake Goddess
By Dr Nicky Nielsen Abstract & Biography
Venue: Coronation Hall

Saturday 13th April 2019 2.00 pm
Birth and Rebirth: Death as a Rite of Passage in Ancient Egypt

By Lucia Gahlin Abstract & Biography
Venue: Coronation Hall

TVAES' 25th anniversary lecture
Saturday 11th May 2019 2.00 pm
Pharaohs & Governors of Middle Kingdom Egypt
By George Hart Abstract & Biography
Venue: Oakwood Centre

Saturday 1st June 2019 2.00 pm
For Whom the Sun Doth Shine: Nefertari Beloved of Mut
By Dylan Bickerstaffe Abstract & Biography
Venue: Oakwood Centre

Study Day: Saturday July 6th 2019
Sethy I, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife
By Professor Aiden Dodson Details and booking form
Fee: £25 (members) £30 (non-members)
Venue: Oakwood CentreGaston Maspero demaillotage




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Ancient Egyptian Village Found Along the Nile River Predates the Pharaohs An Egyptian village that dates back nearly 7,000 years, long before the first pharaohs rose to power, has been discovered on the Nile Delta.

Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb Last month, archaeologists cracked open a tomb excavated in Alexandria, Egypt, revealing three skeletons bathing in an crimson pool of sludgy sewage.

Mummy wearing gold-gilded face mask discoveredA silver face mask gilded with gold, a mummification workshop, mummies and sarcophagi have all been discovered at a tomb complex in Saqqara, Egypt, an Egyptian-German team announced.

Stone cemetery discovered near pyramid of King Senusert I Egypt has opened a new excavation avenue for the archaeologists after the discovery of a stone cemetery. 

Ancient Egypt's pregnancy test: Papyrus dating back 3,500 years tells women to urinate into bags of barley and wheat... and wait for a reaction.