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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 late March 2021.  Meanwhile TVAES Online will continue to delivered scheduled and additional lectures and classes online through zoom.  A full programme of lectures and classes started in September 2020 is currently being finalized and will be posted and emailed in the next few weeks.


The Sun Temple of Niuserra at Abu Ghurab. Latest researches and recent discoveries on Fifth Dynasty Egypt.
An online ZOOM lecture by Dr Massimiliano Nuzzolo
Saturday 23rd January 2021 2.00 pm
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Ancient visitors at the pyramids
An online ZOOM lecture by Dr Hana Navratilova
Saturday 6th February January 2021 2.00 pm
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NYU-Princeton North Abydos Expedition: 2018-2020 Seasons
An online ZOOM lecture by: Dr. Debbie Vischak
Saturday 20th February 4.00pm
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Ancient Egypt – The Old Kingdom Part 3
An online 5 week course
Starting Wed 13th January 2021 for 5 weeks 2020, 2:00PM-4:00PM
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Ancient Egypt – Hieroglyphs – False Beginners Part 2
An online 5 week course
Starting Thursday 13th January 2021, 6:00PM-8:00PM
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Ancient Egypt – Hieroglyphs – Improvers Part 3
An online 5 week course
Starting Thursday 14th January 2021, 7:00PM-9:00PM
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Virtual tours of five Egyptian historic sites

3300-year-old baboon skull may tell of Punt
The Land of Punt—or “God’s land” as the Egyptians occasionally dubbed it—served as the setting for what has been described as the oldest known fantasy story.

The ancient Egyptian Teenage Mummy Buried With Trove of Ornate Jewelry

Egyptian and Spanish archaeologists unearthed the mummy while conducting excavations ahead of construction at the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank. The girl’s remains date from the 17th dynasty.