The Colourful Tombs of Beni Hasan


Day course

Lucia Gahlin

21 June 2022

9:00 am to 4:00 pm


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Vibrant painted scenes on the walls of the tombs of nobles at Beni Hasan provide a window into the daily lives of the ancient Egyptians c2000 BC.

We will explore the manifold and varied scenes on the walls of the tombs of the provincial governors Khety, Baqet, Khnumhotep and Amenemhat in order to bring their world to life.

These monuments date to a less well-known period of Egyptian history and are located in a rarely visited part of Egypt, but are of artistic and historical importance.

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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