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A Journey Down the Nile *NEW*


Following the footsteps of Victorian travellers, this course will visit the tombs and temples of ancient Egypt. Beginning in Alexandria, where most early tourists disembarked, we will sail down the Nile, visiting the tombs and temples surrounding the pyramids at Giza and Saqqara. We will make a detour into the Delta visiting the harem palace of the New Kingdom, and to Pi-Rameses, the capital city of Rameses II, before reaching Amarna, the city of Akhenaten. Archaeological evidence, travelogues, and paintings of earlier adventurers will be considered. A handling session at the University of Liverpool is included, no prior knowledge is required.


Available Classes

A Journey Down the Nile *NEW*

With Joanne Backhouse,

Tuesday Afternoon
Thursday Afternoon

Class Times

Unless otherwise stated, standard class times are as follows:

Morning: 10:00 - 12:00
Midday: 12:15 - 14:15
Afternoon: 14:30 - 16:30

How to book

It is currently not possible to book or make payments via this website. To do this you will need to contact the office (0151 645 0066).  We will help you with any details you require, and advise the availability of places on the courses or events. Most courses cost £54 per ten-week term, but there are some exceptions.

You will need to come in to the office to complete enrolment forms and pay by card, cash or cheque (made payable to Wirral 3Ls).

We recommend you enquire as early as possible as places fill up very quickly. (Don't wait until term starts!)

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