Kemet Klub

NA-Building Ancient Egypt


Dr Nicky Nielsen
Monday’s 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (UK Time)
20 March – 24 April 2023

Building Ancient Egypt

Dates: 20 March - 24 April Online
Monday's 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm (UK Times)

***Join us live or catch up with recorded sessions***

Have you ever wondered how the ancient Egyptians built the Pyramids? How they carved out enormous granite obelisks? How they worked wood, made papyrus, turned pots, and fashioned delicate jewellery in gold and faience? If you have, then Building Ancient Egypt is the course for you! In this six-week course, we will look at some of the major industries and technologies utilised by the Egyptians from the Old Kingdom right through to the end of the Ptolemaic Period. Built on years of research and original data, the lectures will prepare you for a career as a world-class craftsperson in ancient Egypt!

Week 1: Introduction: Technology and Industry in Ancient Egypt. Hard Stone and Soft Stone: Which one to choose?

Week 2: Mud: A useful substance!   Throwing, Building and Coiling: Pottery Vessels.   

Week 3:  A surface for the Speech of Gods: Papyrus & Weaving Baskets and Cordage.

Week 4: Textiles & tools: The Linen Industry & Woodworking in Ancient Egypt. 

Week 5: All that Glitters I: Faience &  All that Glitters II: Glass.

Week 6: All that Glitters III: Metals & Agricultural Technologies (including guest appearance by Dr Diana T. Nikolova).   

Dr Nicky Nielsen

Dr Nicky Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Manchester. He specialises in the archaeology of ancient Egypt. He focuses his research in particular on ceramics, and on craft production technologies which is also the topic of his upcoming monograph Subsistence Strategies and Craft Production at the Ancient Egyptian Ramesside Fort of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham (Bloomsbury).

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