Friday, 8 April 2011

Modern Egypt and how it relates to the Pharaohs

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is the UK’s largest voluntary provider of adult education. It was founded in 1903 to support the educational needs of working men and women. It provides access to education and learning for adults from all backgrounds, and in particular those who have previously missed out on education. 

Egyptologist Rosalind Janssen is a tutor with the WEA and I have just found this video of her putting the case that Egyptology should not be dismissed as an esoteric subject. The current situation in Egypt bears many comparisons with the times of the Pharaohs, she says. 

Rosalind is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow, UCL Collections, University College London. She was previously Lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL, and before that a Curator in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.  Her research expertise lies in the field of textiles, artefact studies, and the history of Egyptology. 

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