The Egypt Study Society (ESS) is an organization for people who are interested in ancient Egypt. ESS welcomes anyone with similar interests to participate. ESS programs include lectures, slide and video presentations, seminars, hands on workshops, and an annual picnic. Well known egyptologists and knowledgeable ESS members make presentations throughout the year.
You can find the latest lectures by visiting Next Lecture page or the Upcoming Lectures page. You can view our monthly newsletter, The Scribe's Palette, for current info about ESS and news about ancient Egypt. You can read the full archive of our journal, The Ostracon.
Our society is a non-profit educational organization based in Denver, Colorado, USA, and is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Many ESS members assit the DMNS with exhibitions and projects connected with Egypt.
The vast majority of ancient Egypt’s rulers were men. There were, however, a few women who ruled the Two Lands as king. One such woman was Tausret, the last ruler of the 19th Dynasty. The queen of one pharaoh, the probable step-mother of another, a co-regent, and a king in her own right, Tausret is one of the ancient Egypt’s lesser-known and least understood rulers.
Since 2004, the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition has been excavating the mortuary temple built by Tausret on the West Bank at Luxor. Mr. Harwood will discuss the Expedition’s work there and present an update on the latest discoveries, including recently identified evidence concerning the fate of the temple that was dismantled in antiquity.
A past president of the Egyptian Study Society, Dick Harwood received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his law degree from Duke University. Following a career in trust banking, he is currently the Associate Director of the University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition.