The Secrets of Saqqara Tomb (no spoilers)

The Secrets of Saqqara Tomb (no spoilers)

In April this year, I watched a documentary on the recent excavations at the Bubasteion Necropolis in the Giza desert. The film follows the 2019 excavation season of  Egyptologist Mohammad Mohammad Yousef and his team as they uncover the tomb of Wahyte, a high-ranking priest who lived around 4500 years ago.  Recording the highs, lows, logistics and passions of an […]

An Introduction to: The Nereid Monument

An Introduction to: The Nereid Monument

Introduction In 1848, antiquarian Charles Fellows began directing an excavation on the south-west coast of Turkey. Inspired by ancient literary descriptions of the socio-political influence of Lycia during the Persian Wars, Fellows began searching for material remains of the key Lycian settlement, Xanthos.[1] During the excavation, large stone fragments surrounded by the rubble of carved stones were discovered, just outside […]

Statues, Slavery and Standing Together.

Statues, Slavery and Standing Together.

In these already chaotic, pandemic times, the recent and unnecessary death of another black man at the hands of white policemen in the United States, has sparked protests across Europe and America. George Floyd was misidentified and after eight minutes of pleading for his life, suffocated beneath the bent knee of an officer, which was pressed upon his throat. The […]

Heritage in Times of Conflict – A Reflection on the Culture Academic Forum 2018.

Heritage in Times of Conflict – A Reflection on the Culture Academic Forum 2018.

The following post was written but not fully published online in 2018. Enjoy! On 18th April I was invited to attend the Heritage and Culture Academic Forum 2018. The topic of focus was: Heritage in Times of Conflict and included talks, a film viewing and discussion with a  panel of specialists. Chaired by Professor Roger Matthews an expert in Near […]