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Yellow Symposium

A follow up to our original symposium Blue, exploring further aspects of life in ancient Egypt

Ancient gold bowl

Yellow, the colour of sunlight and of gold, was a colour of immense importance to the ancient Egyptians. Join our experts as they reflect on the importance of this vibrant shade by watching the videos below.

  • Dr Steven Snape, University of Liverpool: Yellow, Gold and Sunlight
  • Dr Campbell Price, Manchester Museum: Flesh of the Gods; Yellow and Gold as a Means of Re-Birth
  • Taneash Sidpura, The University of Manchester: Golden Flies: Part 1 Introduction and Archaeological Evidence, Part 2 Iconographic Evidence and Textual Evidence
  • Dr Nicky Nielsen, The University of Manchester: The Lost Royal Gold of Ancient Egypt: The Discovery of the Deir el-Bahri Cache
  • Dr Lidija McKnight, The University of Manchester: Golden Offerings



Yellow: Gold and Sunlight

Flesh of the Gods; Yellow and Gold as a Means of Re-Birth

Golden Flies Part 1: Introduction and Archaeological Evidence

Golden Flies Part 2: Iconographhic Evidence and Textual Evidence

The Lost Royal Gold of Ancient Egypt

Golden Offerings