An Immersive Tour of Egypt, from Aswan to Alexandria. A Talk by Visanu Euarchukiati



“What have you been doing all these years?” asked the tour organiser when I described to her the inner shafts structure of the Great Pyramid. I admitted that I had never been to Egypt, and all my knowledge about the Pyramid came from books. For all the details in my past research, nothing compares to the real thing. On The Siam Society study trip to Egypt "Temples and Tombs: The Glories of Ancient Egypt" during late February to early March, I went with great expectation of what I would see and came back even more impressed. Along the way I recorded my experience in photographs, 3D panorama pictures and videos, sound clips and written notes. The intention was to gather as much material for my archaeology news radio program for the blind, but the result proved more versatile. In this presentation I will show the trip using all of these materials, as well as readings from Percy Shelley's Ozymandias by Eileen Deeley, who, on this trip, recited this very poem for all of us at the Ramesseum in Luxor.

Mr Visanu Euarchukiati is an astronomy enthusiast and a science historian. He is an active member of The Siam Society and a member of Siamese Heritage Trust Committee. Mrs Eileen Deeley is a member of the Council of The Siam Society, head of the Music Sub-Committee, and oftentimes study trip leader.

Date: Thursday 8 August 2019
Time: 7.00 p.m.
Place: The Siam Society, 131 Asoke Montri Rd, Sukhumvit 21

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The Siam Society is deeply grateful to the James H.W. Thompson Foundation for its generous support of the 2019-2020 Lecture Series.