The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge house two of the finest collections of Egyptian antiquities in the UK. In this day course will explore a wealth of ancient Egyptian material, examining highlights of these two wonderful collections from the Predynastic Period (4th millennium BC) through to the Roman Period (2nd century AD). Outstanding pieces in terms of art, history and culture will include in Oxford: the giant decorated stone mace-heads of Egypt’s earliest kings Narmer and Scorpion, the stunning ‘Amarna Princesses’ wall-painting, and the Nubian shrine of pharaoh Taharqa, the only ancient Egyptian building in this country; and in Cambridge: an intricately decorated set of coffins belonging to Nespawershefyt, and the magnificent sarcophagus lid of Ramesses III from his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Come and learn about a fascinating range of material from Ancient Egypt, and you will enjoy your visits to these two very special museums all the more. All-comers welcome.