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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!

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.

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.

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: