Hatshepsut was an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, following on from both her father and her late husband. She was the second confirmed female Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, and the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt. While she technically jointly ruled with her late husband's young son, Thutmose III, she is regarded as a powerful and very successful ruler, and one of the first recorded successful female rulers in history. John Billman's talk explores the mark that the queen made on Egypt, specifically focussing on the monuments that were constructed in her name. These include the Deir el-Bahri temple, home to Hatshepsut's tomb, obelisks erected by Hatshepsut in Karnak and the Red Temple shrine to Amun. Billman explores what we know about the life of the queen and how discoveries at her monuments have allowed Egyptologists to challenge Hatshepsut's traditional narrative.
Tickets are £3 for adult members, £1 for members under 18, £6 for adult non member, £5.50 for student non-members and £2 for non members under 18. Doors open at 1:30pm with lectures beginning at 2pm and end at 4:30pm. Sessions are split in two, and refreshments will be served during the break.
The Southampton Ancient Egypt Society hold monthly meetings on the third Saturday of the month at Oasis Academy Lord's Hill. Meetings are open to both members and non members, but if you are interested in exploring membership options you can find more information on their website or by contacting the secretary on 07729 627901 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership fees are £18 per calendar year, or £9 per year for under 18s.