The Archaeology of Alexandria: Tombs, Temples, Alexander and Cleopatra
SUNDAY 11th and 18th DECEMBER 2022
ROOM OPENS AT 1.30pm
LECTURE STARTS AT 2.00pm (UK Times)
Come and join us for this Sunday, online Egyptology course as we explore ancient Alexandria in the company of Dr Chris Naunton. Alexandria was one of the great cities in the ancient world. Although Alexander the Great had died before the port he had founded could be built, his body was buried there, and it became the capital of the dynasty founded by his general Ptolemy (I), which came to an end with the death of the famous Cleopatra. Her tomb was also in Alexandria (probably!).
Over the centuries Alexandria has been the scene of numerous pivotal events in ancient history. Many of its great monuments, including the lighthouse, one of the ancient wonders of the world, have been lost, but traces survived into modern times. Much that remains is now concealed beneath the modern city – Egypt’s second largest – with much more hidden under the waters of the Mediterranean.
In four lectures spread over two afternoons, Dr Chris Naunton will show us what remains of this fascinating and important city as we learn what Alexandria can tell us about the final stages of the civilisation of ancient Egypt, some of the secrets it holds and it’s legacy for the ancient and classical worlds. Each afternoon will start at 2:00 pm with an expected finish time of 4.30 pm (UK time)
Dr Chris Naunton
Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster and author of Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt and Egyptologists’ Notebooks. He has presented numerous television documentaries, including The Man Who Discovered Egypt (BBC4 2012), Secrets of King Tut’s Treasures (Channel 5, 2018) and Egypt’s Lost Pyramid (Channel 4, 2019). He was Director (CEO) of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and President of the International Association of Egyptologists from 2015 to 2019.
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