Nile Deities of Upper Egypt and their Temples at Esna, Kom Ombo and Elephantine

Lecture

Day course

Lucia Gahlin

28 February 2020

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Description

Life in Ancient Egypt revolved around the river Nile, so it is hardly surprising that a number of the gods and goddesses of the ancient Egyptian pantheon were associated with aspects of riverine life and the Nile’s annual inundation. During this course we will explore the deities Sobek, Hapi, Khnum, Satet and Anuket, and the rituals and mythology associated with them. We will take a guided tour of the temples of Esna, Kom Ombo and Elephantine, exploring their architecture, and extensive reliefs and inscriptions carved on their walls. We will discuss these intricate scenes and texts, and find them a window into ancient Egyptian belief and thought. All-comers welcome.
Tutor: Lucia Gahlin

Nile Deities of Upper Egypt and their Temples at Esna, Kom Ombo and Elephantine
Dinner: Friday 28 February – Lunch Sunday 1 March
Fees (£): 395 338 338 226

Tutor information

Lucia Gahlin has been teaching Egyptology courses for Dillington House since 2006. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology, and lectures throughout the UK. She has a close affiliation with the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology and has been a member of the archaeological team at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt. She regularly leads tours to Egypt; her publications include Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion; she is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, and an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society.