Vivianne Rowan

Book Public Speaker Vivianne Rowan

Location:
England, United Kingdom
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About Vivianne Rowan

I have been speaking on cruise ships now for 61/2 years. I cover from special interest to destinations.

My main subject is egyptology/historian. I cover all aspects from ancient civilisations around the world.

I have a list of over 100 talks I can give dependent on the itinerary which can be altered and changed to suit.

M.E.E.S. A.M.CLA.



My Specialist Subjects

THE HISTORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT

This talk tells the beginnings of Ancient Egypt, the importance of the River Nile which enabled the Egyptian people to farm and build house. It also covers the Gods and goddesses and their importance in the Egyptian way of life, the story behind 5 of the most important gods

IN SEARCH OF A TOMB

The story of Howard Carter and his trials and tribulations in his search for the tomb of Tutankhamen,
the discovery of the tomb and his relationship with Lord Carnarvon. this talk is shown in Black/White photographs from the records of Howard Carter books. (accessible on the internet).

THE TREASURE OF TWO PHARAOHS

The story of Tutankhamen, his treasures in full colour ( they were seen in b/w in the previous talk). I also cover the story of The silver Pharaoh in this talk as his treasures were just as comparable as Tutankhamen's but little is known about him as he was found in world war II and was forgotten.

HOW, WHY, AND WHEN

This covers the Pyramids, how they were built, why they were built and when they were built and for whom.

ANCIENT INVENTIONS STILL IN USE TODAY

Ancient inventions that are still in use today such as toothpaste, batteries, make up, and lots of others that people wouldn't think of. In this talk I get the audience involved which is very popular.

THE HISTORY OF THE SUEZ CANAL

This tells the complete history of the Suez canal from its beginning to the present day statistics.
I have also had the honour of being asked would I go in the bridge and give a running commentary to all the passengers on historic points as we transited the canal last year.

THE ANCIENT 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD AND THE NEW 7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD

This talk covers the Ancient 7 wonders tells their story and It also includes the new 7 wonders which were voted for by the world population on thee 7/7/2007. I also involve the audience to see how many people can name them . Again this proves very popular.

TEMPLES, TOMBS & HIEROGLYPHS

This gives the history of the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the discoveries of the tombs, how they were named and who by. The history of the Temples of Karnak & Luxor and which Pharaohs built them

THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

Is a series of lectures of the construction of a city that would influence the world for over a 1000 yrs and the birth of a civilisation that would take history from antiquity to the renaissance period. The Byzantine Empire it cover the rise of Constantine the 1st emperor of the Byzantine empire his life, achievements and one of them being the first to adopt THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE

HATSHEPSUT

I cover in this talk the story of the Female pharaoh Hatshepsut her rise to become the first female to rule in Ancient Egypt, also the story of Ramses II who was the longest reigning pharaoh in the history of Ancient Egypt. Both have interesting stories to tell.

THE GREAT ARCHAEOLOGIST

This covers all the great archaeologists their lives, their finds, including the items we have in Britain in the British museum. How they discovered them , Sir Flinders Petrie the father of Egyptology, his story and the Petrie museum in the UCLA in London.

ALL WRAPPED UP WITH NOWHERE TO GO

Mummies from around the world, their fascinating stories and insights into their lives, how they lived, how they died.

PYRAMIDS AROUND THE WORLD

There are pyramids all around the world but little is known about them, in this talk I endeavour to change that and give the history of them, why they were built and for whom.

THE ROSE RED CITY "HALF AS OLD AS TIME

This covers the history of the rose red city of Petra, who it was built by and why, the different architectural influences from other ancient civilisations. I also cover in this talk the Wadi Rum.

ALEXANDER, THE MAN AND HIS CITY

This cover the life and times of Alexander the Great, his time in Ancient Egypt, his death and the rising of the Ptolemaic Dynasty in Egypt which will cover Cleopatra and her life.

THE MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE GODS AND GODDESSESS OF GREEK AND ROMANS

Tells the myths and legends of the Greeks and Romans.

ANCIENT SITES AROUND THE WORLD

Tells the history of ancient sites around the world such as Angor Wat in china, pyramids of Mexico, ancient temples of Asia, ancient sites around the Mediterranean.

TWO KINGS FROM MEPHIS

This is a fun lecture which gives the history of Rameses II and the king of rock & roll Elvis Presley who thousands of years apart both came from Memphis but different countries

The Pharaoh and the Showman

This lecture tells the story of Giovanni Belzoni and Rameses II and how they were linked thousands of years apart.

Clients I've Worked For

  • Royal Caribbean
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • P & 0 cruises
  • Saga Cruise Lines
  • Thompson Cruises
  • Princess Cruise
  • MSC Cruises
  • Holland America Lines
  • Cruise & Maritime


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