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Art for an Afterlife - Ancient Egyptian Tomb Scenes and Funerary Goods. Lucia Gahlin Tuesday 23 April 2019

In this lecture, Lucia will look at the mysterious world of the Ancient Egyptian afterlife through the exploration of the art on the walls of their tombs.   She will focus on the tombs of the New Kingdom period (c1500-1000BC) when Egypt was at the height of its power and prosperity under Pharaohs such as Tutankhamun and Ramesses II.    She will look at scenes on the walls of royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings and others nearby.  Lucia will also introduce us to the stunning array of funerary goods with which they chose to be buried - both a feast for the eyes, and of much religious significance.