From the Nile to North Yorkshire: the influence of ancient Egypt around God's Own County
Grand Hotel, Cabaret Room, Sunday 18th July 2021, 12:00pm
Ticket Price: £10.00 (+ Booking Fee)
The modern world’s fascination with ancient Egypt is well-known, although few realise that Egypt’s ancient culture had reached North Yorkshire by Roman times. As the western world began to rediscover ancient Egypt in the 17th century, the pioneering antiquarians, archaeologists and artists of North Yorkshire played a key role in creating modern Egyptology, in a saga involving such famous names as Lord Londesborough, Bram Stoker, Howard Carter and the Rowntree family.
About the speaker
Professor Joann Fletcher of the Department of Archaeology at the University of York is a founding member of the university’s Mummy Research Group. She is also Lead Ambassador for the Egypt Exploration Society and consultant for the museums of Harrogate, Barnsley and Wigan. Her publications include The Search for Nefertiti, Cleopatra the Great and most recently The Story of Egypt, her regular appearances on television including the BAFTA-winning Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret and the four-part BBC2 series Immortal Egypt with Joann Fletcher.