The Colossal Art and Architecture of Egypt’s Boldest Pharaoh
‘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:
- Egypt In Depth: Across the Ages, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel 10 – 30 November 2024
- Egypt In Depth: Across the Ages, from Alexandria to Abu Simbel 16 November – 6 December 2025