Rameses III is often dubbed the ‘last great pharaoh’ who, despite his achievements, fell victim to a palace conspiracy.
Find out more about his life and reign over 3,150 years ago during the first half of the twelfth century BC.
Discover how he preserved Egypt as a nation-state in the face of assault the Sea Peoples, who devastated much of the eastern Mediterranean and how economic challenges and increasing dissatisfaction culminated in his own assassination.
Led by Aidan Dodson. Aidan is honorary Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, where he has taught since 1996. His book, Rameses III, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife was published by the American University in Cairo Press in November 2019.
Archaeological study days
Bristol Museums has run a programme of study days since 2013 and an archaeological field school since 2019. Profits from study days and the field school help support the work of Bristol Museums.
Study Days are based at Bristol Museum, Blaise Museum or M Shed. Each session focuses on a different aspect of archaeology and is led by an expert in their field. Depending on the subject, the day usually involves a mix of illustrated presentations, practical activities, behind the scenes tours and/or a chance to study collections not usually on display.
All sessions are suitable for complete beginners to those who have studied archaeology before but are keen to find out more. They are open to everyone aged 16 and over.
The study day programme and field schools are directed by Kate Iles, curator of archaeology. For more information or to join our mailing list please contact [email protected].