'"Ere Babylon Was Dust": Shelley, Archaeology, and the East': A Talk on 'Ozymandias', Saturday 3 November, 4pm

September 14, 2012

On Saturday 3 November at 4pm the Keats-Shelley House will host a talk by Sophy Downes, a postdoctoral researcher in archaeology and guide at the Keats-Shelley House.

Dr Downes will discuss the archaeological context of 'Ozymandias' in early nineteenth century Egyptomania, and the subsequent occurrences of Egypt, India and the Levant in Shelley's life and letters, including his 1821 plans to set sail for the Eastern Mediterranean.

Everyone is welcome, but please call or email in advance if you wish to have a seat reserved for you (info@keats-shelley-house.org; 06 678 42 35.

The museum's standard entrance fee applies and admittance to the lecture will be free. Refreshments will be served after.