Friends Event

Friends Talk: Dr. Jill Unkel: Ancient Egyptian Love Poems at the Chester Beatty

The Chester Beatty is fortunate to hold three complete sets of rare Ancient Egyptian Love Songs, including the ‘cycle of seven’ which is by far the most elaborate of the few surviving examples. The roll also preserves a mythological narrative uniquely composed for literary purposes. Once part of an archive in Deir el-Medina, a purpose built community for workers and their families who built the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, the early usage and ownership of this exceptional document can also be unfurled.

Tea & coffee will served after the lecture.

Open today 10am–5pm

Monday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92