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Recommended age: 16+ years
For the second of our Egypt - In Conversation series we look at Ancient Egypt through the viewfinder, exploring everything from horror cinema and sci-fi, to grand romantic films and historical biopic.
Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Rhianna Patrick, join us as we explore some of the common tropes of Ancient Egypt in popular culture and how they have done a disservice to our understanding of the real Egypt of antiquity.
Note: Ticket price does NOT include entry to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.
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Dr Craig Barker
Dr Craig Barker, an archaeologist and museum expert, holds a PhD in Mediterranean archaeology. He serves as the Director of the University of Sydney’s Paphos Theatre Archaeological Project, excavating the World Heritage listed site of Nea Paphos in Cyprus. Additionally, Dr. Barker holds the position of Head of Public Engagement at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
His archaeological expertise spans Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, and Australia, and he is the host of the Object Matters podcast. He is also a prolific author, with numerous publications on topics such as Cypriot archaeology, ancient theatre, amphorae and the historical wine trade, public archaeology, museum education, and the history of archaeology.
Rhianna Patrick is a freelance Torres Strait Islander journalist, broadcaster and audio content creator with 25 years' media experience.