Join us for a short tea-time talk and find out about ‘Egypt on Avon’.
The objects, art and architecture from ancient Egypt have inspired the people of Bristol and Bath for over 200 years. Ancient Egyptian influences can be found in Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, Henbury churchyard and local museum collections.
Find out why the world of ancient Egypt was so popular, hear about the people involved and discover some of the places where you can see ‘Egypt on Avon’.
This tea-time talk is part of the Festival of Archaeology, the UK’s biggest celebration of archaeology.
Speaker: Aidan Dodson is honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, where he has taught since 1996. He is the author of 26 books, and is an editor and contributor to A History of World Egyptology, published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.
How to take part
This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on 22 July.
Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.
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