Saturday 19 July
NEAES- North East Ancient Egypt Society
NEAES fourth meeting of the year will be in Durham at Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum on Saturday 19 July.
1.00 – Tea, coffee and biscuits.
1.20 – Talk starts
2.30 – Study hieroglyphic texts in the Oriental Museum
4.00 – Finish
Our very own Olive Hogg (NEAES treasurer) will be talking about ‘The Hekanahkte Letters’.
Irascible, stingy and downright rude! Meet Hekankahte whose letters to his family were the inspiration for Agatha Christie’s, ‘Death Comes as the End’. Olive will be introducing you to the life and times of this charismatic individual from the Middle Kingdom.
From 2.30- 4.00 Novices and hieroglyph students can study texts in the Oriental Museum with Olive and Penny Wilson.
NB this meeting was originally planned for a 2pm start. However, so as not to clash with the 3.30pm lecture of the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland (AASDN) it has been moved forward.
For the AASDN programme and membership details etc go to http://www.aasdn.org.uk/home.html
Their lecture on Saturday 19th July will be given by Dr Emma Cunliffe (Global Heritage Network), who will be talking about ‘Syria: Cultural Heritage in Conflict’. This lecture will take place at 3:30 p.m. in room PG20, Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3EP, and will be followed by a reception at St Mary-le-Bow (pre booking for the reception is required)