This 10-week course will explore surviving artistic reliefs and monuments from fascinating residential, sacred and funerary contexts to illustrate key aspects of ancient Egyptian society, culture, and religious belief. With several object case studies and focuses on particular archaeological sites used to delve into the artistic conventions and practices of the artists and craftsmen who constructed them, this course will also consider a wide range of iconic (and more unusual!) surviving sculpture from the Predynastic through to the Ptolemaic Period of Egypt. This course is intended for anyone interested in the topic, and no prior knowledge is required. Optional further reading (free access and online resources in particularly will be prioritised) will be given for those interested in learning more, but reading is not essential to participate in the course!


Online lessons will be held live at the following times (UK):
Thursday 8th April, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 15th April, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 22nd April, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 29th April, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 6th May, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 13th May, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 20th May, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 27th May, 18:00-19:30
Thursday 3rd June, 18:00-19:30
Thursday10th June, 18:00-19:30

Classes will not be recorded or available following the live streaming.


Jennifer Turner is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham, and currently the Project Curator of Egyptian Statues in the British Museum. Her doctoral research explores statues found within the Karnak cachette from the late New Kingdom through to the beginning of the Late Period, to explore what their inscriptions and their placement of text across the statue surface reveals about the function of statues within the wider sacred context.


Members of the Egypt Exploration Society can book at a heavily discounted rate. If you’re not yet a member but would like to join in order to receive this discount, then please ensure that you have already joined here. Subscriptions from members include a donation to support and promote Egypt’s cultural heritage. If you are a Cairo Associate, then please contact our Cairo Office to reserve your discounted tickets: [email protected] 

Register for your place in advance using the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the course. Links for joining the event will be sent by email. If you do not receive your email, then please check your junk folders before contacting the Egypt Exploration Society. The course will be held on our Zoom platform and attendees will be able to interact by asking questions, using the chat and polls. It is not necessary to have a working webcam or microphone for this course.

Please ensure that you have read our guide to attending EES online events before the course begins.


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