Deir el-Medina: A Very Special Ancient Egyptian Town


Residential course

Lucia Gahlin

24 April 2023 to 26 April 2023

From £265 Non-residential fee

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Explore archaeological evidence, architectural remains, and written sources to build up a picture of what it would have been like to live in the Ancient Egyptian town of Deir el-Medina, a community of tomb builders and their families during the New Kingdom (c1500 – 1000 BC).

These were the artisans responsible for the extraordinary tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. We will explore their houses, their chapels and exquisitely decorated family tombs.

All-comers welcome.

Residential Fees From: £395.   Non Residential: £265.

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.

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