From the Pyramids Abu Simbel: A Virtual Tour of Egypt

Ref: C3745036

This course will provide an illustrated introduction to some of the main sites of ancient Egypt starting with the the very first pyramid in Egypt - the Step Pyramid at Saqqara and moving on to consider the Pyramids at Giza. Subsequent sessions examine a selection of tombs and take us to New Kingdom Thebes (modern day Luxor) where we visit the well-preserved tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens. In our final session we will travel down to Nubia to visit the monumental and impressive temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramesses II.

Course aim

A virtual tour of some of the most fascinating sites of ancient Egypt including the pyramids of Giza and Saqqara, decorated including Nefertari's tomb in the Valley of the Queens, and the unique temple of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe an ancient Egyptian tomb scene
  • Discuss the construction of the Pyramids at Giza
  • Compare a royal and non-royal burial at Saqqara

How will I be taught?

  • The day will consist of well-illustrated presentations with lots of chance for interaction

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Informal, no tests or exams

What else do I need to know?

  • Pen and Paper may be useful

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Lectures with the Southampton Ancient Egypt Society

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From the Pyramids Abu Simbel: A Virtual Tour of Egypt

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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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