Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt


This 13-day program is designed to cover key syllabus areas from the current HSC Ancient History syllabus.

The program has been developed in conjunction with Dr Jennifer Lawless who will be travelling with the group for the duration of the tour. Jennifer will be providing a number of lectures throughout the itinerary, as well as providing a detailed workbook with teaching notes and ideas for applying the learning to the classroom.

The tour begins in the capital city of Cairo where the group will explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities and visit the nearby sites of Saqqara. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza before crossing the Nile to discover the ancient wonders of Akhetaten (Amarna). In Luxor, tour the Valley of the Kings and tombs of the Nobles. The group will then fly back to Cairo for an evening before the flight home.

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Syllabus Links

HSC Ancient History

Year 11

The Investigation of Ancient Sites & Sources

The Representation of the Ancient Past

Preservation, Conservation & Reconstruction of Ancient Sites

Cultural Heritage & the Role of Museums

The Treatment & Display of Human Remains

Features of Ancient Societies – Egypt

Case studies: Old Kingdom Egypt, Tutankhamun’s tomb, Deir el Medina

Year 12

• New Kingdom Egypt Society to the Death of Amenhotep III
• New Kingdom Egypt Society during the Ramesside period
• Hatshepsut
• Akhenaten
Historical periods:
• New Kingdom Egypt to the Death of Thutmos IV
• New Kingdom Egypt – Amenhotep III to the Death of Ramesses II


13-day itinerary (including travel)

3 nights Cairo
2 nights Minya
4 nights Luxor
1 night Cairo

Academic Expertise

Tour leader: Dr Jennifer Lawless

Dr Jennifer Lawless has a PhD from the University of New England and was the Board of Studies History Inspector for 13 years. She has lectured in History education at Sydney, Macquarie and Western Sydney Universities and has authored/co-authored over a dozen books on History.


  • Return international economy class airfares with Etihad Airways
  • One way economy class airfare Luxor-Cairo
  • All hotel accommodation (minimum 3-star rated) in twin-share rooms with ensuite facilities
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • All land transportation by private coach and public transport
  • All entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Local guides, lectures and guided tours as per itinerary
  • Services of a tour manager and tour leader
  • Academy Travel document wallet and luggage tag
  • Detailed workbook prepared by Dr Jennifer Lawless

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