Learn how the study of ancient Egypt has progressed (the significant discoveries and key figures in her history), and how the current discipline is developing with modern scholarship.
Term 1: Evolution of the discipline, nature of the evidence. Time line of ancient Egypt, map of key sites, what 'Egyptologists study', material culture (objects), archaeology and text (hieroglyphics, hieratic, demotic). How they do this - excavation, epigraphy and translation. Egypt in Antiquity, including the conquest by Alexander the Great, rule by the Ptolemies and the Romans.
Field trips will give the chance to actually handle artefacts from ancient Egypt .