Ankh Events List




Meetings will be held at the following location:

NORTH ROOM: Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.


Dr Csaba La’da
Csaba has been educated and trained at Budapest University, University College London and at Cambridge University. He has held Research Fellowships at Oxford, Leuven, Hamburg, the Warburg Institute and Vienna, and came to Kent from a Research Fellowship at Manchester University. His research interests are wide-ranging but mainly concentrate on the Hellenistic and early Roman world. His particular interests are in Papyrology and Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. He is a member of The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Management Committee, The Egypt Exploration Society (London) and a member of the Editorial Board, Acta Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae (Budapest).

John Wyatt
John is the scientific consultant for Birds of the Nile Valley; AUC Press Nature Foldout. He is a specialist in African birds and mammals, and was formerly a deputy director at the British Trust for Ornithology. Trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, he is the world’s only ornithologist working full time on the birds of ancient Egypt.

Samantha Harris
Samantha gained a BA in History at Christ Church Canterbury and later an MA in Museum Studies. She worked for English Heritage as a volunteer before taking a full time position curating at St Augustine's Abbey, Walmer Castle and Richborough Roman Fort. She then became assistant curator at Dover Museum, and is now collections officer at Maidstone from where the recent scanning of Ta Kush was arranged. This took place together with the museum's other mummified artefact, which led to the surprising revelation of the 'hawk' mummy! Information concerning the work recently done on the mummy of Ta-Kush and other museum objects can be found by entering Samantha Harris Maidstone Museum into a search engine.





Wednesday 24th April 20192 to 4 pmBirds of EgyptJohn Wyatt
There will be a short AGM
Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.
Wednesday 26th June 20192 to 4 pmThe Maidstone Mummy.

This talk will concern the various investigations of the mummy of ‘Lady of the House, Ta-Kush’. This 2,700 year old mummy was brought to England in the 1820s. It originally had an inner and outer coffin, but only the inner wooden coffin reached the museum in the 19th century. In 1843 she was unwrapped and studied by Samuel Birch of the British Museum and a local doctor, Hugh Welch Diamond. Recently the mummy has been further studied using complete body scan techniques, with very interesting results.

Samantha Harris

Members £2.50, guests £4.00
North Room, Christ Church, William Street, Herne Bay.