Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating and mysterious civilizations in history. Its rich culture has captured the imagination of people for centuries. This talk will explore the many wonders of ancient Egypt, from its towering pyramids and temples to pharaohs and its complex pantheon of gods. We will begin by discussing the geography of ancient Egypt and how its location on the Nile River shaped its culture and history. This will be followed by the role of the pharaohs, such as Ramesses the Great and the “boy king” Tutankhamun. We will briefly explore the religious beliefs of the ancient Egyptians, with their many gods and goddesses. Finally, we will look at some of the most famous archaeological sites in Egypt, including the pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Karnak. This talk is sure to leave you with a deeper understanding of this ancient civilization and its lasting impact on the world!
Dr Ken Griffin is curator of The Egypt Centre, Swansea.