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Amarna: Egypt's City of the Sun

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Join us for the next lecture in our 2017 Saturday series, Postcards from the Past, by Dr Conni Lord.

For a city that was built, lived in and deserted in a period of twenty years, Amarna, in middle Egypt, has more than its fair share of stories to tell. It’s the place where the so-called heretic pharaoh, Akhenaten lived with his beautiful wife, Nefertiti and the boy-king, Tutankhamun spent the first years of his life. It was a city of palaces, temples and stunning gardens, a seemingly ideal place to live. However was this wonderful life available to all Amarna’s citizens? This talk will examine what current archaeology is telling us about this amazing city and the people who called it home.

Dr Conni Lord has a PhD in Egyptology and Forensic Egyptology from the University of Manchester and has been part of the Amarna cemeteries excavation team since 2012. She currently works at the Nicholson Museum as a Research Assistant in Egyptology.
Saturday 7 October, 2pm, Nicholson MuseumThe General Lecture Theatre, Main Quadrangle, near the Nicholson Museum.

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