Lectures & Events

The Colossal Art and Architecture of Egypt’s Boldest Pharaoh

with Lucia Gahlin
30 Apr 2024
Event: Free Online Lecture: Travel Tuesdays
Duration: 1 Hour
Start time: 5:00 PM AEST

The Colossal Art and Architecture of Egypt’s Boldest Pharaoh‘ by Lucia Gahlin

Ramesses II (c1279 – 1213 BC) is known to many as ‘Ramesses the Great’. He built extraordinary temples throughout Egypt (notably Abu Simbel and the Ramesseum), adorning them with colossal statues of himself and images of his wives, including the renowned Queen Nefertari whose tomb in the Valley of the Queens is arguably the most beautiful in Egypt. Egyptologist Lucia Gahlin will explore the art and architecture of this impressive reign, and the achievements of this bold ruler in a golden age of Egyptian history.

Lucia Gahlin is an Egyptologist and Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology. She has worked at Tell el-Amarna, Egypt, and at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, London. She has taught at several UK universities, and led tours to Egypt for over 25 years.



Lucia leads the following ASA tours:

Date: 30 Apr 2024
Duration: 1 Hour
Start Time: 5:00 PM AEST