Kemet Klub

Walking in Memphis


Dr Nicky Nielsen and Dr Diana Nikolova
5 Weeks. Monday 2nd  – 30th October  2023

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Walking in Memphis: Life in a New Kingdom city.

5x Monday Evenings 2nd- 30th October 2023
Times: 7.30-9pm (UK Times) to join live.

We love to see you for the live lectures, but if you have to miss one, don't worry, you can of course catch up (or watch again) at your leisure via the recordings. You will have access to the recorded lectures for a whole month after the last live lecture. Recordings will be available until 30th November.

Do you ever wish you could jump in a time machine and head back to ancient Egypt? That might not be possible, but we can certainly try to imagine how life in an ancient Egyptian town would have looked. Walking in Memphis is your Lonely Planet Guide to a New Kingdom City. We’ll look at the sights, sounds, nightlife – where to eat and go dancing. We’ll also look at where to stay and even what happens if you break the law and get into trouble! Each of the ten lectures on this five-week course explores a different aspect of city living in New Kingdom Egypt, so come and join us for a walk through Memphis (and Amarna and Piramesses and lots of other places). Camera, sunscreen and Bermuda shorts all optional! 


Week 1: Welcome to the City / We got fun and games! 

Week 2: Where to stay 

Week 3: Entertainment 

Week 4: Nightlife 

Week 5: Shopping and dining out 



This 5 week course aims to pull together many different types of primary evidence to build a realistic picture of what life would have been like for people living in urban Egypt, to give a sense of real life, society and ancient towns and cities. 

So grab your sandals and join us for 5 weeks as we try to walk in the footsteps of the New Kingdom  ancient Egyptians.

Dr Nicky Nielsen & Dr Diana Nikolova

Dr Nicky Nielsen is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. He specialises in material culture and daily life of Egypt’s New Kingdom and is the author of the upcoming monograph Subsistence Strategies and Craft Production at the Ancient Egyptian Ramesside Fort of Zawiyet Umm el-Rakham (Bloomsbury 2023). 

Dr Diana T. Nikolova is the Collections and Exhibitions Officer at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology. She specialises in ancient economy focusing on the Ptolemaic Period, as well as on city life during Egypt’s New Kingdom, in particular at Tell el-Amarna. 


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