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MAES Lecture 09/11/15: ‘The Mysteries of Nefertiti’ by Dr. Aidan Dodson

Replica of Nefertiti's painted bust in Manchester

Replica of Nefertiti’s painted bust in Manchester

The next Manchester Ancient Egypt Society lecture will be given by Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol)

The Mysteries of Nefertiti

Monday 9th November, 7:30pm
Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3AL
All welcome

Nefertiti remains one of the most iconic figures of ancient Egypt, but ideas about her origins, career and fate have varied greatly over the decades. Dr Dodson will review what we really know about her, including some of the very latest discoveries and his own views on the possible location of her tomb.


Dr Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol, and a former Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. Amongst his 17 books are two volumes on his history of the later Eighteenth Dynasty, Amarna Sunrise and Amarna Sunset (AUC Press, 2014 and 2009).

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Next MAES Lecture – 09 Feb 2015 – Dr Garry Shaw on ‘The Daily Life of the Pharaohs’

Granite column, with decoration of Ramesses II and Merenptah (Acc. no. 1780)

Granite column, with scene of Ramesses II offering (Acc. no. 1780)

The next Manchester Ancient Egypt Society lecture will be given by Dr. Garry Shaw

The Daily Life of the Pharaohs.

Monday 9th February, 7:30pm
Pendulum Hotel, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3AL
All welcome

What was life like for a Pharaoh? What did he wear? What did he eat? How involved was he in political decisions? And did he fight alongside his troops on the battlefield? In this talk, Dr Garry J. Shaw explores Egyptian palace life, the king’s daily duties, royal health, family, entertainment and sport, as well as the pharaoh’s role as war leader on campaign. Approaching the pharaohs as people, rather than as untouchable, ideal gods, we will become closer to the mortals who once wore the Double Crown of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Garry Shaw

Garry Shaw

Dr Garry J. Shaw received his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool, where he also taught Egyptian history. He has since lectured at the American University in Cairo, the Bloomsbury Summer School, and is a course tutor for the Egypt Exploration Society, London. He is the author of The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign (Thames and Hudson, 2012), writes on Egyptian heritage for The Art Newspaper, and is managing editor of the magazine Al Rawi: Egypt’s Heritage Review. His newest book, The Egyptian Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends (Thames and Hudson), is out now.

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