The father of Rameses II has often been overshadowed by his son, but was himself an extremely important figure in Egyptian history and culture. This evening we will taking an overview of Sethy’s career and monuments – and also his impact on modern Egyptology, the discovery of his tomb being a key event in promoting interest in ancient Egypt in the UK.


Aidan Dodson is Hon Professor of Egyptology at the University of Bristol, UK, a former Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and a former Chairman of the Egypt Exploration Society. Professor Dodson studied at Durham, Liverpool and Cambridge Universities, and is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. The author of over twenty books, his latest: 'Sethy I, King of Egypt: his life and afterlife' was published by AUC Press at the end of 2018.

This lecture is free to attend and no booking is necessary.