Egyptian wall murals and frescoes and paintings in Hatshepsut temple in Luxor.
Egyptian wall murals and frescoes and paintings in Hatshepsut temple in Luxor. Image: frantic00
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Recommended age: 16+ years

Five years into his reign, Ramses undertook his most ambitious military action, attempting to wrest control of Kadesh from the Hittites. Join Associate Professor Ockinga as he unravels the complexities of one of the most famous battles in the ancient world and asks whether history is necessarily written by the victors.

Note: Ticket price does NOT include entry to Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs.

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Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga

Egyptologist, Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga
Egyptologist, Associate Professor Boyo Ockinga. Image: Supplied
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After completing a DPhil in Egyptology at the University of Tübingen (Germany), Boyo Ockinga took up a position at Macquarie University in 1984 where he taught Ancient Egyptian language, religion and history. As an Honorary Associate Professor in the Dept. of History and Archaeology and member of the Australian Centre for Egyptology at Macquarie University, he now focuses on research, continuing projects in Egypt, excavating and publishing the inscriptions and iconography in tombs of the New Kingdom.

One of the tombs he is working on is that of Saroy, a high official of Ramesses II. He has published widely in the area of Egyptian Civilisation, in particular language and religion.


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