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Courses and study days for budding Egyptologists offered

4 April 2003

Bloomsbury Summer School and Bloomsbury Academy invite applications for this year's events, to be held in May, July and October 2003.

Blue Fiaence statue of a royal fan bearer Bloomsbury Academy offers occasional one-day events which invariably attract a huge audience to the UCL Bloomsbury theatre.

The first of these, 'Secrets of the Mummies: Scientific Studies on Death, Disease and Daily Life in Ancient Egypt', is to be held on 17 May 2003. The programme will offer an insight into the everyday life of ancient Egyptians, far removed from the idealised vision presented in art and literature.

Led by world-famous palaeopathologist Professor Rosalie David, Project Director of the Manchester Egyptian Mummy Project, members of the project will demonstrate what the latest advances in biomedical science, applied to Egyptology, can reveal about living conditions, diseases, funerary practices and a host of other issues relating to ancient Egyptians' daily life.

This study day will be followed by another - 'Warlords of Ancient Egypt' - on 25 October 2003.

Bloomsbury Summer School offers six one-week courses on the ancient civilisations of Egypt and Mesopotamia. Examining diverse subjects such as 'Tombs and Tomb Owners in Ancient Egypt' and 'Women in Ancient Egypt and the Near East', the courses will provide expert tuition, first-class facilities and privilege-access classes in UCL's Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

Since 1995, Bloomsbury Summer School has consistently presented the finest programme of summer courses on the history and archaeology of Ancient Egypt and the Near East available in Britain. Mr Christopher Coleman, director of the school, said: "The school is quite unlike any other summer school. It provides an informal and friendly environment, excellent facilities, courses of a very high academic standard and teaching of exceptional quality."

Image: Blue Fiaence statue of a royal fan bearer.

To find out more about the study day and the summer school use the link below.

Link: Bloomsbury Summer School and Bloomsbury Academy