26 October 2019

Sethy I, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife

Often overshadowed by his long-lived son, Rameses II, Sethy I was an important figure in Egyptian history and an artistic patron of exquisite taste.

Find out about his reign and monuments, in particular his superb tomb in the Valley of the Kings – and the impact its discovery had on modern interest in ancient Egypt.

The day will also involve a behind the scenes look at a selection of Bristol Museum’s original copies of the tomb’s paintings, made in 1818 for the celebrated proto-archaeologist Giovanni Belzoni.

Led by Aidan Dodson, Honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, and an expert in Egyptian funerary archaeology.

For more information please contact Kate Iles, curator of British archaeology
[email protected].