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A Taste of Ancient Egypt: a Travel Journey down the Nile with Gayle Gibson

Gayle GibsonIn a first-time appearance in Prince Edward County, respected Egyptologist Gayle Gibson, retired just this year from the Royal Ontario Museum, will present a special “Taste of Ancient Egypt” history and travel talk at the Grange of Prince Edward  Winery. The special afternoon will focus on exciting new Egyptian sites, history and myths, Egyptology tidbits and travel tips followed by a delightful Grange wine tasting. Gibson will also talk about Ontario’s contributions to Egyptology and share news on her own unique Egypt tour  slated for September 2016.

“I am most excited to speak on ancient Egypt in this storied region and at the beautiful Grange vineyard. In this talk, I’ll share my enthusiasm for Canada’s proud part in Egyptology – while I also give an idea of what you can actually experience if you go to the country today.”

As an Egyptologist and teacher at the ROM for more than 20 years, Ms. Gibson is considered a treasure of the museum herself, and continues to work as a consultant.

The Grange of Prince Edward County 

990 Closson Rd., Hillier, ON  (613) 399-1048

Admission: $15 in advance or $20 at the door 



Here is the link to a video of Gayle’s conversation with Ancient Egypt Alive!












Mosque at Medina Azahara near Cordoba Spain


There have been no new articles in well over a year (retired life is very agreeable) but there are a number of irons in the fire. There will be a heavy emphasis on Scottish archaeology which is presently in a very dynamic phase due to the spectacular discoveries being unearthed on the Ness of Brodgar in Orkney. Much of what we know of the European Neolithic, let alone the British or Scottish, and is going to require a severe rethink of the whole subject. Stay tuned.

Ness of Brodgar, 2015

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