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07 March 2017The History of Egypt in 12 Objects
07 February 2017Wildlife Photography
03 January 2017Dying to be Beautiful
06 December 2016What The Butler Saw
01 November 2016The British are Coming!
04 October 2016AGM and The CAB
06 September 2016The Porstmouth Road
26 July 2016London Region Summer School
05 July 2016Pauline Rowson, Crime Novels
07 June 2016An Exploration of Cryptic Crosswords

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The History of Egypt in 12 Objects
Janet Diamond
07/03/2017 Tuesday

Janet Diamond gives presentations on Egyptology. With the talks she endeavours to put together various pieces of a jigsaw puzzle – of what is the longest lasting empire in history-into a simple and enjoyable format – “Egyptology made easy” as it were.

Her fascination with Egypt arose from living in the country. In the early 1980’s she went to live in Cairo with her husband and young son. It was not an easy time to be there, Egypt having experienced many changes and disruptions during its recent history.

Soon after arriving in Cairo she visited the ancient Royal Necropolois of Saqqara. Knowing nothing about the land and its long lasting history, she found that the beauty, enormity and complexity of the monuments struck her as they could never have done simply from reading. She was overwhelmed, awe struck – and hooked!

She is not an Egyptologist; however she does have a diploma in Egyptology and a passion for the history, art and landscape of Egypt.