All the King’s Men: Who is Who is New Kingdom Egypt - Part 1
Date(s) - 09/22/2022 - 10/20/2022
5:30 am - 7:15 am
Dr Joanne Backhouse
Using a variety of evidence, archaeological, textual, and physical, this course will consider the lives of the ancient Egyptians.
About this event
We will examine the footprints left by key individuals from the New Kingdom, the most prosperous time period in Egyptian history. We will evaluate if it is possible to gain an understanding of them as people. All were in the service of the King and resided at Memphis, Amarna, Deir el-Medina or Thebes. We will encounter priests, artists, sculptors, overseers, treasurers, scribes, and stewards in the service of the royal household. Their privileged positions ensured they had elaborate burials, the remains of which provide us with a glimpse into their lives. When appropriate additional personnel will be studied to provide context to the roles and time period under review.
Week 1 – Friday 23rd Sept 10.30am, repeated Tuesday 27th Sept 7pm
Maiherpri (Fan bearer on the right of the King) 18th Dynasty
Week 2 – Friday 30th Sept 10.30am, repeated Tuesday 4th Oct 7pm
Senenmut (Royal Steward, reign of Hatshepsut)
Week 3 – Friday 7th Oct 10.30am, repeated Tuesday 11th Oct 7pm
Kha and Merit (Director of Works Deir el Medina) (from the of reign Amenhotep II)
Week 4 – Friday 14th Oct 10.30am, repeated Tuesday 18th Oct 7pm
Yuya and Tuya (Master of the Horse, Father of the God) (Parents of Queen Tiye)
Week 5 – Friday 21st Oct 10.30am, repeated Tuesday 25th Oct 7pm
Nebamun and Ipuky (Two Sculptors) (Amenhotep III/IV)Chief of Works Thutmose (Amarna)
Links and articles are sent out after each lecture
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