The Garden in Ancient Egypt
A leafy garden with a pool, fruit trees and flowers epitomised the ancient Egyptian idea of bliss. In this course we will explore relevant archaeology, ancient art, and texts to find out all we can about the gardens associated with some of the temples and grander houses of ancient Egypt, as well as beliefs about the gardens of the Afterlife.
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.