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Recovering the past: Egypt and Greece

22 November, 2017, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Few ancient cultures have been studied as intensely as ancient Greece or Egypt. But how exactly do we learn about these ancient cultures and their connections? This multimedia event looks at the many ways in which the Graeco-Egyptian past has been recovered. Experts in Classics from UCL explore the recuperation of texts on papyri, the decipherment of hieroglyphs, Freudian theories of Oedipus and Moses, and the representation of priests of Isis on film. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from world-class scholars about the new and exciting research that is being carried out in the field of ancient studies. Our event will take place at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, home to a renowned collection of Egyptian antiquities.

This event is part of the series Lost skills.
For event information, please contact Phiroze Vasunia at p.vasunia@ucl.ac.uk


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22 November, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Accessibility Information
If you have mobility difficulties please contact us in advance of your visit and we will do our best to help. We may be able to arrange parking for you in the main university quadrangle (off Gower Street, see map). There is lift access to the museum on the first floor. Inside the museum visitors must negotiate two steps to reach the second gallery: a wheelchair lift is available.


Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
University College London, Malet Place
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
020 7679 2884