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A Journey Down the Nile


Following the footsteps of Victorian travellers, this course will visit the tombs and temples of ancient Egypt.  We will begin our excursion at the Abydos, the magnificent temples built by New Kingdom rulers, Seti I and his son Rameses II.  We will sail onto Dendera, the fantastic Greco-Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor.  We will then dock at Thebes, (modern day Luxor), where will we spend the remainder of the trip, visiting the great temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings and some lesser known sites.  Archaeological evidence, travelogues, and paintings of earlier adventurers will be considered. A handling session and a visit to the archive, both at the University of Liverpool, are included.


Available Classes

A Journey Down the Nile

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!)

Further Information