Ancient Egypt Weekend
Travel to the wonders of Ancient Egypt in this weekend-long experience.
You can sign up for one mini-workshop of your choosing for $40 each.
Or attend the full weekend (4 workshops) for only $100.
THE GREAT PYRAMIDS OF GIZA
Saturday April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Saturday April 29th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For nearly 500 years (c.1500 to 1000 BCE) The Valley of the Kings was the place where the Pharaohs of Egypt hid their tombs. Thanks to the recent work of the Theban Mapping Project (and Dr. Kent Weeks), these tombs have been lovingly preserved, well lit, made more accessible -- and, through signage and resources, their mysterious texts made more comprehensible to travelers.
In this enriching talk by a Canadian Egyptologist, you will learn how this burial ground began, how it evolved and why it ended. Penetrate the labyrinthine passageways and decipher some of the secret texts on the walls -- strange images and hieroglyphics that remain vividly colourful 3000 years later. We will look at the history, the kings, the talented workmen... and religious beliefs behind this fabled place - one of the world's greatest ancient sites.
CANADIANS ON THE NILE – EARLY EXPLORERS IN EGYPT
Sunday April 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Learn about exciting new discoveries in Egypt & travel realities. What secrets have emerged from under the sands? What new sites are open – and how can you tour them best?
From the re-opening of the Great Avenue of the Sphinxes, to the search for Cleopatra, new tomb openings and even the discovery of an ancient city, excitement abounds in Egypt today.
Join Laura Ranieri Roy and Francois Roy for a Spring roundup of what is happening in Egyptian archaeology during these exciting times with new tools available -- And learn about the upcoming opening of new sites, like the Grand Egyptian Museum!