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.