Saite statue of Hor. Acc. no 3570 © Paul Cliff
The next Manchester Ancient Egypt Society lecture will be given by Dr Roger Forshaw (University of Manchester)
The Saite Revival: Resurgence of Egypt’s Power
Following the turmoil and political fragmentation of the Third Intermediate Period, a family of rulers from Sais in the Delta, in an extraordinary story of adroit diplomacy and military activity, reunited Egypt into a single state. For nearly a hundred and forty years Egypt was once again ranked as a major power and under Saite rule Egypt entered a period of economic prosperity and cultural revival.
Roger Forshaw, a retired dental surgeon, studied Egyptology at Manchester University and is now a research associate at the KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology.