Cleopatra’s Needle, or is it? with Lucia Gahlin

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Lecture: Cleopatra’s Needle, or is it? with Lucia Gahlin
Lecturer: Lucia Gahlin
Start Date: 23rd March 2018
Start Time: 1.00pm
End Time: 3.00pm
Under 18s: £25.00 What's included?

What on earth is an ancient Egyptian monument doing on the banks of the Thames in London? And did it really ever have anything to do with Cleopatra? What was the significance of the obelisk to the Ancient Egyptians? This iconic monument was sculpted and inscribed nearly 3500 years ago. Its voyage to London may have been its longest and most treacherous, but was certainly not the first journey this great length of granite had made. Come and find out more about this globetrotting obelisk, and perhaps what we should really be calling it.


Ticket price includes three course lunch with coffee (served at 1.00pm) followed by a one hour lecture at 2.00pm

Please note lunch will be served on shared tables and seats in the lecture room are non-reservable.

Lecturer Information

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin is an Honorary Research Associate at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, teaches Egyptology for the University of Exeter, and lectures widely throughout the country. She has worked extensively in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London, and has been Registrar for Barry Kemp’s archaeological expedition at Tell el Amarna in Middle Egypt. She leads tours to Egypt, and her publications include Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion (Anness, 2001), and chapters in The Egyptian World (ed. Toby Wilkinson, Routledge, 2007). She is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, Deputy Director of Bloomsbury Summer School, and an accredited NADFAS lecturer.

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