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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!

Cancellation of 2019/20 Lecture Programme

Uncategorised Posted on Sun, June 14, 2020 11:50AM

Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society is sorry to announce that owing to the COVID-19 outbreak the remainder of the society’s 2019/20 lecture programme has been cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and please continue to check the BAES website regularly for updates concerning our new lecture programme for 2020/21.



Lecture Cancellation – 21st April 2020

Monthly Lecture Posted on Fri, April 17, 2020 04:18PM

Excavations at Cinder Hill, Holcombe Moor by Niel Coldrick

It is with the upmost regret that we have to announce that the Bolton Archaeology and Egyptology Society meeting scheduled for Tuesday 21st April 2020 has had to be cancelled owing to the outbreak of Covid-19. We will endeavour to rebook Niel to come and talk to us soon. Please take care and stay safe and we will see you all soon.



EES Online Lectures

Miscellaneous Posted on Fri, April 17, 2020 03:53PM
Online Lectures at the EES!
The EES (the Egypt Exploration Society) are now running a series of online lectures using the online zoom platform during the Covid-19 outbreak. All lectures are free but require registration and have an attendance limit. For more information and to register and book your place, please visit:
https://www.ees.ac.uk/Pages/Events/Category/events?fbclid=IwAR04uZ6sHmeYGEaRlwxLDJieDXnV-v-ouzRV5hTg0JAz8K2fXoiExSu8YCo


Egypt Centre 2020 Conference – available online!

Miscellaneous Posted on Fri, April 17, 2020 03:00PM

Owing to the Covid-19 outbreak, for the first time, The Egypt Centre Swansea are holding their annual conference online!

All lectures are free and will be streamed via the online zoom platform. To register and see an ever expanding list of available lectures please visit:

https://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/annual-conference-2020-via-zoom/



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


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