Bloomsbury Summer School

Activity: Participating in or organising event(s)Organising a conference, workshop, exhibition, performance, inquiry, course etcResearch


Course Title
Ancient Egypt Rediscovered: New Methods and Techniques in Egyptology

Following on from the success of Lidija and Iwona’s 2018 BSS course on Saqqara, they returned in 2019 to co-direct a course based on the investigation of the ancient Egyptian civilisation using modern techniques. An enduring fascination with Ancient Egypt drives enthusiasts and researchers alike to study the wealth of surviving evidence, to discover more about the lives, deaths and beliefs of these ancient peoples. Advancements in modern technology enable ancient archaeological sites, cultural artefacts, art and documentary sources to be interrogated in new and exciting ways. Most importantly, the emphasis is placed on the information that can be gained through non-invasive and non-destructive investigations, preserving the integrity of the material for the future.

This exciting new course presented a wide range of new methods and techniques used to investigate various aspects of ancient Egyptian archaeology: landscape; architecture; artefacts; human, animal and organic remains. Through a series of lectures and museum visits delivered by world-leading experts, this course demonstrated how these innovations contribute to, and enrich, our understanding of ancient Egypt and its people.
Period1 Jul 20195 Jul 2019
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Ancient Egypt
  • Bioarchaeology
  • Archaeology
  • Human Remains
  • Mummification
  • Animal Mummies