I Died in Hawara

I’ve been re-watching a lovely film about a project I was involved in last summer. I Died in Hawara follows students from the University of Manchester and from Thomas Whitham’s Sixth Forum in Burnley as they work together to understand the strange and magical world-view of the people who lived in Egypt when it was part of the multi-cultural Roman Empire (from 29 BC to AD 642).

As part of the project, the student filmmaker Katie Blagden captured the story of the encounter on film. It’s hard to tell who is more extraordinary – the ancient Egyptians or the modern students – I fell in love with all of them.

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