The Thutmosids of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty


Residential course

Lucia Gahlin

1 August 2022 to 3 August 2022

From £240 Non-residential fee

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This course will explore the first half of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty: c1150 – 1400 BC. We will investigate the origins and reigns of one of ancient Egypt’s most important ruling families, the Thutmosids.

We will discover how these local rulers of Thebes came to control the entire country, and how they pioneered an empire in the Levant, and programme of monumental temple building. We will cover 150 years of ancient Egyptian history, from the pharaoh Ahmose, responsible for driving out the foreign ‘Hyksos’ and reuniting Egypt, through to Amenhotep II who consolidated the achievements of his father Thutmose III.

Residential Fees From: £358.   Non Residential: £240

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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