Amenhotep III and the Sun Kings of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty

History - Egyptology

Residential course

Lucia Gahlin

31 October 2022 to 2 November 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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This course will explore the fascinating second half of the 18th dynasty, from the reign of the pharaoh Thutmose IV to that of Horemheb (c1400 – 1295 BC); a period of some of Egypt’s most intriguing rulers, notably Amenhotep III and Akhenaten, pharaohs who dared to do things differently.

An era of Egyptian history when fabulous art and architecture reflected religious innovation; when the sun and king were combined to most dazzling effect. An innovative era brought to an end by the traditionalist military leader Horemheb.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

Course runs from Dinner on Monday to Lunch on Wednesday.

Tutor information

Lucia Gahlin has been teaching Egyptology courses for Dillington House since 2006. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, and lectures throughout the UK. She has a close affiliation with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London and has been Registrar for Barry Kemp’s archaeological expedition at Tell el Amarna in Middle Egypt. She regularly leads tours to Egypt, and her publications include Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion, and chapters in The Egyptian World (ed. Toby Wilkinson). She is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum and an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.