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Life at Kahun talk for Ancient Worlds

November 6, 2012

Dr Joyce Tyldesley is giving a talk “Senwosret is Satisfied”: Life at Kahun on Wednesday 7 November at 6pm.Joyce is the author of many books including Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, which was the Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4. Her most recent book, Tutankhamen’s Curse, was a BBC History Magazine bookclub book of the month.

The Middle Kingdom town of Kahun (ancient name Hetep-Senwosret , or “Senwosret is Satisfied’) is a remarkable purpose-built settlement created to house the community of priests and workers who serviced the nearby pyramid of King Senwosret II. The excavations of Flinders Petrie in 1889-90 produced an unprecedented range of objects relating to the daily activities of ordinary Egyptians living ordinary lives at this extraordinary site. The Manchester Museum is fortunate in having the finest collection of objects from Kahun.

Joyce will look at the reasons for the creation of the town of Kahun, before using archaeological evidence to explore the lives of the women who lived, worked and died there.

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  1. Campbell@Manchester permalink
    November 6, 2012 12:15 pm

    Reblogged this on Ancient Worlds.

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