Some changes for Egyptology Online at Manchester, 2016

Some changes for Egyptology Online at Manchester, 2016
Earlier this year Dr Glenn Godenho [left] took up a position as Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at Liverpool University, and is replaced by Dr Nicky Nielsen [right], who brings expertise in ceramics and recent field experience excavating in Egypt.

July's Award Ceremony (combining the Certificate and Diploma courses) marked Egyptology Online's last day as a member of the Faculty of Life Sciences. From 1 August 2016, Egyptology Online will be a part of the division of Medical Education, in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health. While this might seem strange at first glance, it should be remembered that Manchester has a long history of Biomedical Egyptology, dating back to 1907 when Dr Margaret Murray undertook one of the first interdisciplinary studies on a pair of Middle Kingdom mummies known as the Two Brothers. (Now in the Manchester Museum).

Manchester continues this work with projects such as the compilation of human and animal tissue banks and research into ancient Egyptian pharmacology at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology. (

For more information about how you can study Egyptology Online at The University of Manchester:
Please note the old Life Sciences Faculty links will expire in 2017.


  1. Jesse Rivera I'm not sure how this comment relates to the changes in education at Manchester, but I'm guessing you are pointing out the incorrect assumption that Egyptian slaves were worked to death on large building projects.
    Textual and archaeological evidence from sites around Egypt across all major periods points to workers (in particular pyramid and tomb builders) being highly skilled state sponsored individuals and families who were housed, provided with infrastructure and well fed. Examples include towns of pyramid workers at Giza (Old Kingdom) Kahun (aka Lahun, Middle Kingdom) and the village of the tomb builders at Deir el-Medina (New Kingdom).
    There are many misconceptions held by the general community about ancient cultures.
    In my small way I am trying to share some of the things I learned studying Egyptology at Manchester to help people understand what we actually know about ancient Egypt.


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