Short Course: Introduction to Ancient Egypt

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This course will be based at Liverpool’s World Museum which houses some of the UK’s best Ancient Egyptian collections. Using a combination of talks, gallery tours, and behind the scenes sessions participants will gain a solid introduction to the history, religion, and archaeology of Ancient Egypt as well as the chance to handle real objects and talk to Egyptology specialists. It is suitable for those approaching Egyptology as a complete beginner as well as those with an intermediate understanding. 

Course participants will also have the additional opportunity to visit the museum’s antiquities stores, usually closed off to the public. These stores contain a huge quantity of material, much of which has never been on public display before. Here they can meet members of the curatorial team, ask questions, and handle real objects.  

The fee for this course is £150 per participant. This includes six led sessions at World Museum Liverpool as well as the additional visit to the museum stores. The course will run across 6 Saturday afternoons, 1-4pm on- 

2, 9, 16, 30 September 
7, 14 October 

The visit to the stores will be the afternoon of Friday 20 October. 

We aim to make our courses as accessible as possible and if there is anything we can put into place to help you attend please get in contact with the course facilitator, Matt Exley, on