Meetings July to December
Monday July 12th 2:00pm
Professor Aidan Dodson – Rameses III : King of Egypt
Monday August 9th 2:00pm
Dr Wolfram Grajetzki – Private Sarcophagi of the Ramesside Period
Monday September 13th 2:00pm > note the new date <
Huub Pragt – The Semenkhkara Enigma : the mystery at the end of the Amarna period
Monday October 11th 2:00pm
Dr Anne Landborg – To Cut a Long Spell Short : textual excerpts on the two brothers’ coffins and coffins from Assiut
Thursday November 11th >> note 7:00pm <<
Dr Joanna Kyffin – Magic in Ancient Egypt : spells, healing and curses?
Monday December 13th 2:00pm
AGM and the President’s annual lecture
Note the time - 7pm 11th November 2021
Magic has often had problematic connotations, from the dangerous occult to the tricks of the stage conjuror. For the ancient Egyptians, magic was part of the fabric of their lives; a shield, weapon and comfort. During this talk we will explore the place and practice of magic in ancient Egyptian life.
Jo studied at the University of Liverpool, writing her doctorate there on magical texts of the Ramesside Period and their rhetorical and scribal features. She worked for the Egypt Exploration Society and latterly taught Middle Egyptian at City Lit.
Fuller details of the December lecture & AGM to follow
Unfortunately at present
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