Talk on Egyptian History at Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:03 01 September 2017

One of the Egyptian objects with an iinteresting story to tell.

One of the Egyptian objects with an iinteresting story to tell.

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Janet Diamond is returning to speak to members of the Heritage Coast U3A

Following her well-received talk about her life in Cairo, Janet Diamond is returning to speak at the next meeting of the Heritage Coast U3A in Lyme Regis on Wednesday, September 13.

This time she will share a very different way of looking at Egypt.

Her inspiration came from two sources: the Radio 4 programme, ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ and a University of Manchester course called ‘Ancient Egypt: A History in Six Objects’.

Finding them both so interesting, she has made her own selection of objects for her illustrated talk, featuring items with differing purposes, artistic styles, materials and periods, and from different museum collections around the world – each item with its own interesting story to tell.

They are taken from across the main periods of ancient Egypt, from predynastic times about 4400 BC and finishing with the dying days of the Egyptian Empire some 4,000 years later.

The talk is at 11am in Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG, with coffee or tea available from 10am.

Entrance is free to U3A members, non-members are encouraged to make a £2 donation towards the talk.

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