Lunchtime Lecture Series - Before Egypt Exhibition by Gina Criscenzo-Laycock

12:00pm - 1:00pm / Tuesday 23rd July 2019 / Venue: The lecture will take place in the Leggate Lecture Theatre. Victoria Gallery & Museum
Type: Lecture / Category: Department / Series: Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology Seminar Series
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To celebrate the Council for British Archaeology, Festival of Archaeology the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology are hosting a series of lunchtime lectures. This lecture series offers a chance for the public to learn more about the variety of interesting research projects currently taking place in the Department. With talks from postgraduate students, early career researchers, lecturers and Museum staff the lectures are also a great way for current and prospective students to discover the potential career pathways open to those studying in these fields.

For this lecture Gina Criscenzo-Laycock,Curator of the Garstang Museum will be discussing the Before Egypt exhbition currently on display in Galleries 1,2 and 4 in the Victoria Gallery and Museum.Presenting artefacts dating from as early as 7000 years old, ‘Before Egypt’ delves into the prehistoric past of Egypt and Nubia, featuring the ways in which early art, culture and politics were influenced by the unique geography of the Nile Valley. It culminates with the beginning of the Pharaonic Age in around 3000BC, showcasing artefacts from the tomb of Neith-hotep, the earliest historically attested woman in the world. Of particular interest is an object in the Garstang Museum collection which suggests that this remarkable woman may have been more than ‘just’ a Queen...