Aidan Dodson

he Land of Kush"
Aidan Dodson
Senior Research Fellow, Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol

* Workshop *
Saturday, April 9, 2016
10 am-3 pm

South of Aswan lies Nubia, stretching through Egypt and deep into the modern Sudan. Known in ancient times as Kush, it was the host to both rich local cultures and the relics of centuries of Egyptian imperialism. The latter had an intimate impact on the development of later cultures in Upper Nubia, which display a fascinating blend of Egyptian and Nubian elements. Today, we will take an armchair voyage up the Nile, from the 1st Cataract of the Nile to the place, over 500 miles to the south, where the Nile is created by the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. This will take in all the key monuments along our way, weaving into this the story of ancient Nubia, from its earliest cultures to the coming of Christianity millennia later.

Dr Aidan Dodson is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol, UK, and a former Simpson Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of 18 books and over 300 articles, principally on ancient Egypt, such as Amarna SunriseAmarna SunsetMonarchs of the Nile, and Poisoned Legacy, but also on other historical subjects, including modern naval history. He met his wife, Dyan, while teaching adult education Egyptology, and proposed to her in a vizier's burial chamber. 

This interactive workshop will take place in Alexandria, VA (see address below), and last for approximately four hours. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided in the morning, and we will take a lunch break for about an hour in the middle. Nearby lunch options include Lena's Woodfire Pizza, and Dos Amigos. Additionally participants are welcome to bring their own lunch.

Costs for this unique opportunity and ARCE DC fundraising event are as follows:

Student $30; Member $60; Non-member $75; 

Please RSVP to Carol Boyer at to get payment details.

**This event does not take place at our usual site**
Instead, it will be held at:
505 East Braddock Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314
The venue is across the street from Braddock road Metro station.
Street parking is available for free all day Saturday.

505 E Braddock Rd