The Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt’s Capital
A day exploring the gods, goddesses and temple remains of Memphis, Egypt’s earliest capital, located close to modern Cairo. We will explore the mythology of the deities most associated with this ancient city, founded some 5000 years ago.
We will focus on the deities Ptah, Sekhmet, Nefertem, Sokar and Apis; and will supplement the limited architectural remains at Memphis with surviving stone statuary, bronze figurines, carved reliefs and inscriptions, in order to better understand the religious beliefs of the inhabitants of Egypt’s first capital.
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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