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Hi I'm James, I blog about the activities of the Society. If you missed a lecture, just want to recap what happened, or want to see what things we have been getting up to then you can find out here!

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery’s New Acquisition

Museums Posted on Fri, November 08, 2019 07:41PM

Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society are delighted to announce that the society has contributed to Bolton Museum and Art Gallery’s recent purchase of a new object for the museum’s ancient Egyptian gallery. Dating to the reign of Thutmose III, the piece is a faience dish and was purchased from a private dealer via an the London auction house, Bonhams. The purchased piece is actually a large missing section of a faience piece already held within the museum’s collection. Please click on the links below to read all about the discovery and purchase of the object as well as BAES’ role in the process.

https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/18021898.pot-luck-unearths-missing-egyptian-artefact—now-show-bolton-museum/

https://www.bolton.gov.uk/news/article/626/pot-luck-unearths-missing-piece-of-3500-year-old-egyptian-dish



Next BAES Lecture….

Monthly Lecture Posted on Fri, November 08, 2019 07:30PM


Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society – 17th September 2019

Monthly Lecture Posted on Tue, September 03, 2019 12:55PM

Loyal Service or Political Agenda? – The Ramessesnakht Family, the 20th Dynasty and the end of the New Kingdom

Tickets £1 for non-members, £5 for non-members, Lectures begin at 7.30pm and take place in the Lecture Theatre at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery.

From his first attestation dating to late in the reign of Ramesses III or early in that of Ramesses IV until his last, early in the reign of Ramesses IX, the high official Ramessesnakht occupied the office of ‘High Priest of Amun’. As well as this immensely important and powerful position he also held other important offices. These included ‘Overseer of Royal Building Projects’ and ‘High Steward of the Memorial Temple of Ramesses III.’

This accumulation and monopolisation of administrative offices by various members of the Ramessesnakht family has often been proscribed in popular Egyptological literature as having been instrumental to the decline of royal authority during the 20th Dynasty and, ultimately, the fall of the New Kingdom. The exact nature of the relationship between the family and the ruling dynasty though is unclear as the available evidence seems to indicate that the family acted on behalf of rather than against the royal court.

Join James Parr as he attempts to try and determine the nature of the relationship between the Ramessesnakht family and the royal court of the 20th Dynasty and its influence if any on the fall of the New Kingdom.



Ancient Egypt in Bolton

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, September 03, 2019 12:05PM


Egyptology Study

Miscellaneous Posted on Fri, April 26, 2019 01:14PM


Ever wanted to study for a recognised qualification in Egyptology but not been able to afford or invest the time to go university? If so, then the University’s distance learning programmes may well be just what are you are looking for. Delivered entirely online the University runs courses ranging from short courses and a Certificate and Diploma course to a Masters degree. If you are interested and would like more information please visit:

http://www.egyptologyonline.manchester.ac.uk/study/



Ancient Egypt Magazine

Miscellaneous Posted on Fri, April 26, 2019 01:00PM

Interested in Ancient Egypt? Want to keep up to date with all the latest discoveries in Egypt read scholarly articles? Then Ancient Egypt magazine is definitely for you. Filled with interesting and thought-provoking articles written by established and up and coming Egyptologists the magazine has something for academics and amateurs alike. For more information and to subscribe please click the link below:

http://ancientegyptmagazine.co.uk/



Prof Joann Fletcher Lecture

Monthly Lecture Posted on Fri, April 26, 2019 12:44PM

Professor Joann Fletcher and Dr Stephen Buckley
Title: Armageddon and Ancient Egypt
Bolton Museum, Library and Art Gallery
Tuesday 21st May 2019
Members: £1, Non-members: £5

Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society are proud to announce that our next lecture in our 2018/19 programme will be given by Professor Joann Fletcher. Join Professor Fletcher as she explores the true history behind the biblical prophecy of the destruction of the world at ‘the hill of Armageddon’: Megiddo.



Romans in Southern Scotland

Monthly Lecture Posted on Fri, April 26, 2019 12:25PM

Thank you Dr Birgitta Hoffmann!!

Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society would like to thank Dr Birgitta Hoffmann for giving a fantastic and very informative talk on Roman activity in Scotland. Dr Hoffmann talked about her ongoing excavation project more widely referred to as the ‘Roman Gask Project’. Dr Hoffmann talked extensively on the various building and quarrying activities of the Romans. If you would like to learn more about the ‘ Roman Gask Project’ please visit the Project’s excellent website at the following address:

http://www.theromangaskproject.org/?page_id=9



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