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|Course:||Hatshepsut: Egypt’s Female Pharoah with Lucia Gahlin|
|Start Date:||22nd March 2019|
|Fee:||£25.00 What's included?|
The ancient Egyptian pharaoh was by definition male, he was the embodiment of the god Horus on earth. So could a woman become ruler? She could … but not many did. Hatshepsut (c1479 – c1458 BC) is the one for whom we have the most fascinating array of evidence - from graffiti to monumental reliefs, obelisks and fine statuary. The art of this reign is intriguing – Hatshepsut is sometimes represented as a woman, at other times as a strong, bare-chested male ruler. In this lecture Lucia will explore the rise to power of this 18th dynasty queen, and her extraordinary achievements as pharaoh. Her name was later removed from the monuments and her depictions excised. Lucia will examine the evidence for this posthumous backlash against the presence of a woman on the throne of Egypt.
Includes a three course lunch.
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.Back to List
I had a wonderful afternoon at Dillington House - exactly the sort of audience that authors hope for when speaking about their books. The questions were not only well informed but enabled me to fill in the gaps left by my original talk. I look forward to going back.