Institute of Archaeology

Ancient Egypt in London


This course will study the history, archaeology, art, religion and people of ancient Egypt from  prehistory through the age of the great pharaohs as represented in London museums, particularly the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology UCL and the British Museum.

We will also investigate the historical foundation of London's Egyptian collections via the Enlightenment Gallery at the British Museum and with a visit to the Soane Museum and the Embankment Obelisk. 

Students will be expected to prepare for each visit with specified reading and to make oral presentations. The course will be assessed by two pieces of written work. Students are advised to ensure that their timetable will allow them the necessary travelling time to reach the museum venues. 

The course is designed for Affiliate/JYA students whose home Department is outside the Institute of Archaeology, and no previous knowledge of the subject is necessary. 

Course information

  • Code: ARCL6002
  • Credits: 15
  • Coordinator: Claudia Naeser
  • Methods of Assessment:
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Handbook: open»

For registered students


  • Running in 2017-18

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