Life and Death in Middle Kingdom Egypt
The Middle Kingdom town of Kahun (Senwosret is Satisfied) is a remarkable purpose built settlement created to house the community of priests and workers who serviced the nearby pyramid Senwosrett 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.They also have the intact tomb belonging to the ‘Two Brothers’.
We will spend the day with Egyptology experts Dr Campbell Price and Dr Joyce Tyldesley using archaeological, scientific and other evidence to explore the lives of the men and women who lived, worked and died in Middle Kingdom Egypt.
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Study Day -
10:00 - Senwosret is Satisfied: Daily life at Kahun by Dr Joyce Tyldesley
11:00 - Coffee.
11:15 – The Middle Kingdom at the Manchester Museum with Dr Campbell Price
11:45 - The Curious Mummy Case of the Two Brothers with Dr Campbell Price
12:45 - Lunch
14:00 - Group 1 Handling session in the Museum with Dr Campbell Price/Group 2 Sit-Hathor-lunet and the Royal Women of the Middle Kingdom with Dr Joyce Tyldesley
15:00 - Group 2 Handling session in the Museum with Dr Campbell Price/Group 1 Sit-Hathor-lunet and the Royal Women of the Middle Kingdom with Dr Joyce Tyldesley
16:00 - Final remarks and close