I can now present revised details of talks I am giving to two Societies in the autumn – both in Lincolnshire.
On Saturday 17th of September I shall be giving two talks to The Ancient Egypt and Middle East Society at Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln.
Before lunch: Great Expeditions to God’s Land and Punt looks at how the Ancient Egyptians travelled through the Eastern Desert to set up ports on the Red Sea and sail to the legendary land of Punt – but where was it?
After lunch: Why Sinuhe Ran Away: Coups and Conspiracies at the Middle Kingdom Court uses clues from this classic of Egyptian literature, together with other documents and evidence to come up with theories as to why this loyal courtier might have fled abroad. Join us and find out. Contact: Sue Kirk: Tel. 01754 765341; e.mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
On the evening of Thursday 13th October 2016, I will be presenting a newly developed talk to The Ancient World Society at the Boston and County Club, Parkgate, Boston : Journeys Along the Forbidden Frontier – Ancient Syria, Iraq and Eastern Turkey. Whether on river, through desert, or across mountains, these have been frontier lands from very ancient times, during the Roman/Byzantine period, and after. They began to be opened to the west in the early 1900s by travellers such as Gertrude Bell and Freya Stark but are currently inaccessible. I traveled there in 1980 and 1988. Join us. Contact: Sandy Davey: Tel. 01205 722997.e.mail: email@example.com