Rosalind Janssen is currently a Lecturer in Education at UCL's Institute of Education. She was previously a Curator in the Petrie Museum, and then a Lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology. She has published widely in Egyptology.
Pharaoh's tomb-builders and the goings-on in their unique desert village: binge drinking, committing adultery, going to parties, and doing the laundry.
Focusing on ancient Egyptian funerary artefacts from the Ashmolean Museum, you will be introduced to the material culture of the dead. By the end of the weekend, you will be able to start to identify and date basic funerary object categories.
From predynastic ivory tags to late period funeral furniture. What tools and weapons did the Egyptians use, and who ended up buried in pots and baskets? Learn about clothing and crowns; discover food and drink on offering tables and in tangible remains.