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Study day 2018-2019

Aidan Dodson

20 July 2019

 Aidan Dodson - 'Valley of the Kings.'

The Valley of the Kings is perhaps the most famous cemetery in the world. For more than four centuries it hosted the burials of numerous kings, queens, princes, princesses and nobles of Egypt. Today, we survey the valley’s history looking in detail at some of its most important sepulchres and their contents. We also take a look at the memorial temples, built some distance away on the edge of the cultivation, but intimately linked with the tombs themselves as part of the magical machine that facilitated the dead kings’ rebirth and eternal life.

Note this meeting is full day. Doors usually open at 09.30 for this meeting only. There will be four sessions. The day commences with registration at 09.30. An approximate start time of the first session will be 09.45. There will be four sessions. The close out is usually around 16.30.

Study Day Fee: Members: £20 Non-Members; £25. 


Professor Aidan Dodson was born in London, and educated at Langley Grammar School Berkshire, Collingwood College - University of Durham, the University of Liverpool and Christ's College - University of Cambridge. He has a BA(Hons) in Archaeology  of the Eastern Mediterranean, an MPhil in Museum Practice and Archaeology and a PhD in Egyptology. He was appointed to a Visiting Fellowship in the Department of Archaeology at Bristol in 1996, and became a Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in 2005, teaching extramural courses during 1996-1999, and undergraduate and postgraduate units from 1997 onwards as Unit Tutor for Egyptology. He became a Senior Research Fellow in 2009 and Honorary Professor of Egyptology in 2018.