Ancient Egypt at the Bristol Museum
From Seti I’s tomb to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
This study day will begin with Egyptologist Lucia Gahlin giving a lecture on the colourful circus strongman Giovanni Battista Belzoni’s discovery of the most splendid tomb in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I. Lucia will explain why a comprehensive study of this tomb in watercolours by Belzoni and Alessandrow Ricci resides today in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. We will then have special access to a selection of ancient Egyptian artefacts not usually on display. After lunch we will return to the museum for a guided tour of the Ancient Egypt gallery, exploring a wide range of objects relating to personal adornment, religious belief, and many other aspects of life and afterlife in Ancient Egypt. We will end our day with a discussion in front of David Roberts’s wonderful 1841 oil painting of the iconic Egyptian Temple of Dendera.
I just wanted to say thank you for a great day on Saturday on Lucia Gahlin’s course. It was really good fun, and so wonderfully interesting. Thank you for all your work. Guest Ancient Egypt at the Bristol Museum , May 2022
Both my sister and I enjoyed the day immensely. Lucia was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and really brought ancient Egypt to life. The opportunity to handle the artefacts was wonderful. Guest Ancient Egypt at the Bristol Museum , June 2022
The lecture was interesting with time for audience participation. The handling of artefacts was good with enough for us all to be occupied. Lunch was fine and very close. Looking at the exhibits in the museum was made much more interesting because the lecturer explained so much. Guest Ancient Egypt at the Bristol Museum , June 2022
We were welcomed promptly and taken in to the lecture room. The lecturer was excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgeable throughout. She welcomed questions at any time and showed us excellent, hands-on artefacts. Lunch was very good and the afternoon tour of the relevant section of the museum was very interesting. Guest Ancient Egypt at the Bristol Museum , June 2022