The Roman and Hellenistic culture of the Egyptian Delta


Roman and Hellenistic pottery from Egypt (copyright: Birgitta Hoffmann)

Birgitta Hoffmann

The arrival of the Alexander the Great and later the Romans transformed the cities of the Egyptian delta, binding them even more into the trade and culture of the Eastern Mediterranean, while at the same time remaining distinctly Egyptian in many aspects. The lecture will focus in particular on the harbour towns of the Delta from Alexandria in the West to Pelusium in the East.

This lecture presents an introduction to a planned trip to the British Museum exhibition. Sunken cities: Egypt’s lost worlds in late October 2016 (details on application), but can also be attended on its own.
It also offers further details after Sarah Griffith’s introductory dayschool on the Ptolemies  on Saturday, 18th June, 2016.

Day: Thursday, 20 October 2016  Time: 2pm– 4pm

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£11 £10* 11 30

*£10 if booked before, 20 September 2016

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: phone: 0161 300 5532/07747 533 070