Picnicking on the Pyramid

Picnicking on the Pyramid
 
  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Free

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Do it nowadays, and you face arrest. But once, climbing the Great Pyramid was not just something you could do, but something seemingly everyone did. Join Dr Chris Elliott as he explores how you did it, how the so-called Pyramid Arabs made it possible, how much it cost, how long it took, and what you did at the top, including what has been described as autonymolithography. Learn about the celebrities who have climbed it, from Egyptologists and authors to royalty, how long ago people started climbing it, and whether it was the only pyramid people climbed.

Chris Elliott researches and writes on the afterlife of Egypt, how Ancient Egypt has influenced other cultures since the Pharaohs. He is a long time member of the EES, and the author of Egypt in England, a guide to Egyptian style architecture and interiors, and a forthcoming book Needles from the Nile, on Cleopatra’s Needles and the past as property.

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  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Free

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2021-06-29 17:00 2021-06-29 17:00 Europe/London Picnicking on the Pyramid Do it nowadays, and you face arrest. But once, climbing the Great Pyramid was not just something you could do, but something seemingly everyone did. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/29/picnicking-on-the-pyramid-260306 ,,,

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