Next General Assembly - Thursday 7th November 2019 - Centre Polivalent, Murla - More Information

Group News

David Rohl

Egyptology Group Survives the Collapse of the New Kingdom

David led us through the last in the series of his excellent talks and he will be going ‘back to basics’ in the autumn. The collapse of the New Kingdom was caused by a whole series of events — famine, climate change and earthquakes which brought about the demise of other civilisations, Mycenaean Greece, the Hittite empire and the Babylonians. The Trojan War didn’t help, and Egypt was ‘invaded’ by a large number of people from across land and sea, which were known as the Sea Peoples. As they brought their wives and children with them, it was more a migration from their own lands than an actual invasion. This was followed by civil unrest in Thebes, with the tomb workers going on strike - the first ever recorded in history!

egypt2Then there was a coup d'état. Ramesses III was murdered in a plot fomented by 38 conspirators, His throat was cut...and his mummy wears a scarf, as you can see here. This resulted in three kings ruling the land instead of one all-powerful Pharaoh.

And so the final collapse began. Now, having completed 30 talks, David’s audience quite hoped they might be given their Graduation certificates. No such luck, we haven’t done the proper paperwork!

David explains his plans for the autumn: -
Now, I am letting you know that, after preparing thirty lectures for the Vall del Pop Egyptology Group, I feel it is time to start the sequence over again, since there are lots of new group members that have joined over the last couple of years who have never seen the early lectures. It is also fairly obvious to me that coming into the lecture series towards the end of the sequence has been difficult for newcomers and it therefore would be a good idea to go through the basics and easier material for those who are finding the latest topics rather complicated. And, besides, even Egyptology group veterans could probably do with a refresher course!

The U3A Egyptology group is dedicated to the study of Pharaonic Egypt from the Pre-dynastic Age to the absorption of the Nile valley into the Roman Empire in 30 BC.

Over the course of the project, we will be covering many different aspects of Egyptian civilisation, some of which you won’t be able to read about in popular books on the subject. But, don’t let that put you off!
The presentations will be easy to follow and full of great pictures …

so you can just relax and let the magic of Egypt and the rest of the Ancient World wash over you like the gentle waters of the River Nile.

For further information about joining this group, please see the Ancient Egypt page

Events

21Oct
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Location:
Mountain Walkers (Monday & Thursday Groups).  Contact group leaders for locations and times. More Information (Monday)More Informa...
21Oct
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Location: Claudia's bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Jalon and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. More...
21Oct
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Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
21Oct
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm In the early 18th century, England is at war with France, but duck raci...
22Oct
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Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
21Oct
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Location:
Mountain Walkers (Monday & Thursday Groups).  Contact group leaders for locations and times. More Information (Monday)More Informa...
21Oct
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Location: Claudia's bar
This is a lively discussion group, meeting every other Monday in Jalon and tackling many different subjects, both topical and general. More...
21Oct
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Location:
Group creating decorative mosaics using glass and ceramics. The group buys materials to share, and we have all the necessary equipment to co...
22Oct
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Location: Multi Use Building
Ballroom Dancing is not only fun but insanely good for you.  No matter what your level of fitness, ballroom dancing is a great way to e...
22Oct
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Location: Claudia's bar

Spanish for Beginners.

€5 per person per class

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22Oct
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Location: Aleluya Bar
Weekly games of Canasta.  You don’t need to come with a partner, and the rules are not too difficult to learn. We usually meet at Alel...
22Oct
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Location: Claudia's bar

Pre Intermediate Spanish.

€5 per person per class

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22Oct
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Location: Claudia's bar

Intermediate Spanish.

€5 per person per class

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22Oct
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Location: Animo
Regular rehearsal for the Vall de Pop Singers. At our practices we sing a variety of songs including the Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Abba...
23Oct
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Location: Tourist Information
From time to time this group becomes full. Please contact Alan Cuthbert who will advise whether you need to join the waiting list. If so, yo...
07Nov
Thu 7 Nov
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
05Dec
Thu 5 Dec
Location: Polivalent
Doors open at 10am for membership and Travel, Cultural and Entertainment events.Formal General Assembly starts at 11amRefreshments are avail...
23Nov
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Location: Biblioteca/Pensionistas
What are you doing on Saturday 23rd November? Come along to the Jalon Pensionista and enjoy an afternoon of chat, music and fun.   B...
09Dec
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Location: Rastro Car Park
Come and join us on the 9th December 2019 to shop for all your Christmas presents or simply use the time for sightseeing around Valencia. Th...
12Dec
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Location: Venta Roja
Cost  - 17:50€ Come along to a fabulous evening starting with a Cava Reception and Nibbles followed by a Three Course Meal ½ bott...
23Dec
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Christmas 2019 23 - 27th December5 days / 4 nights All inclusive420€ per person sharing93€ single supplement Package details: return c...
24Jan
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Location: Benidorm Palace
BENIDORM HERE COMES THE U3A!! Yes its that time again when we plan to go to Benidorm Palace On Friday January 24th / Saturday 25th 2020. T...
08Feb
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Cost 349€ February sees Venice come alive as people line the streets for the world famous carnival and masquerade balls. The masks in ...
21Oct
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm In the early 18th century, England is at war with France, but duck raci...
28Oct
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Location: La Musical, Parcent Town Hall
2€ on the door.  Doors open at 06:45pm. Film starts at 07:15pm Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy have legend status as Hollywood's greatest...

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