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Eileen Goulding

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Understanding Ancient Egyptian Art: Wall Reliefs & MuralsEgypt has a wealth of artefacts dated to its ancient past that today can be classified as art. This lecture examines one genre, the splendid wall reliefs and paintings found in tombs, and identifies the techniques, materials and different styles used by their accomplished artisans to achieve the beautiful results we can still see today.

Ancient Egyptian Art: Hidden Meanings RevealedFrom pyramids and temples to jewellery and furniture, every item from Ancient Egypt is steeped in religious symbolism and magical power. This lecture reveals the meaningful messages behind the artistry and unravels the religious symbolism inherent in their world.


Language of the Pharaohs: Discovery & Decipherment  - The Rosetta Stone enabled scholars to unlock the mysteries of hieroglyphs and understand the texts. This lecture takes the audience on a journey of discovery, examining the path to decipherment while they learn to identify various symbols, numbers and words in this ancient script.


The Golden Pharaoh – An introduction to the ‘boy king’ and his family, and exploration of his small burial chamber in the Valley of the Kings. Some of the many wonderful things found in his tomb will be examined in detail, focussing on the materials used, their purpose and significant religious symbolism and meaning.



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What killed Tutankhamun? - There are many theories relating to the cause of his death including murder, accident and disease. This lecture examines each possible cause in detail and the evidence for each theory, looking at Carter’s own diary entries, photographs, and modern scientific analysis to unravel the strands of this intriguing mystery.


Ancient Egyptian Magic & Medicine The practices of magic and medicine in Ancient Egypt were intertwined and often difficult to distinguish. This lecture examines both to demonstrate the similarities and differences, with details of spells, prescriptions and potions to kill or cure.

Influential Queens of Ancient Egypt - Throughout the ancient history of Egypt, its queens made a difference to the lives and fortunes of the country and its kings. This lecture identifies the women who were a real influence on society, the real powers behind the throne.

Party Time in Ancient Egypt - Contrary to popular belief, the daily life of an Ancient Egyptian was not preoccupied with arrangements for his death, burial and the Afterlife. This lecture features the secrets of a good time, Ancient Egyptian style.

Journey to the Afterlife - This lecture explores aspects of the deceased’s journey to a heavenly paradise as depicted in the Book of the Dead, the methods used by the team of embalmers to preserve their bodies for eternity, and their faith in magical charms and rituals which ensured eternal life and happiness.

Understanding Egyptian Pyramids This lecture follows the development of the pyramids from mastaba to the Great Pyramid at Giza and explains the archaeological evidence for their existence as remarkable feats of innovation, design, logistics, and administration.

The Tomb Builders of Ancient Egypt - This lecture takes you on a voyage of discovery about the lives and skills of the crème de la crème of the ancient Egyptian workforce who created the Pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings.  

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