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Queens of Ancient Egypt


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Queens of Ancient Egypt

These six week, non-credit bearing courses in Egyptology provide an opportunity for the academic study of specific aspects of ancient Egypt at one of the leading Universities in the UK.

This course aims to explore the developing role of the queen of Egypt from Predynastic times until the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BC.  Taking a chronological approach, with an emphasis on the queens of the New Kingdom, it draws upon a combination of archaeological and textual evidence to tell a fascinating story.


Week 1: The Royal Women of Ancient Egypt

Week 2: Pyramid Queens: queens of the Old and Middle Kingdoms

Week 3: Fighting Queens: queens of the 17th and Earlier 18th Dynasty

Week 4: Sun Queens: the royal women of Amarna

Week 5: Queens and God’s Wives

Week 6: Ptolemaic Queens

For further information please visit the Egyptology website or email fls-shortcourses@manchester.ac.uk

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Course Dates

15th May 2018 – 26th June 2018

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