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Ashmolean Museum: Re-opening of the Ancient Egypt Gallery

It is open, at last! The Ashmolean Museum was refurbished and extended in 2009, but sadly the Ancient Egypt gallery was not part of that first phase. Subsequently Phase Two happened, the gallery was closed and on Saturday it re-opened … Continue reading

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Howard Carter Paintings at the Griffith Institute

Mention the name Howard Carter and most people will immediately think of his discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. Less well known is his early work in Egypt as a draughtsman documenting the finds of other archaeologists. Carter was a … Continue reading

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Ancient Egypt: A Free Resource

If you’re like me you enjoy magazines but (a) you feel the expense of umpteen publications would rival the national debt and (b) once read you don’t want to throw them away but have pangs of guilt about piles of … Continue reading

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Wildlife Artist Featured in Cotswold Essence Magazine

The September – November issue of Cotswold Essence magazine is now out and there’s a full page feature about my Birds in Ancient Egypt project inside. Writer Sue Bradley visited me in my studio and spent time interviewing me and looking at … Continue reading

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Who is Blogging About Ancient Egypt?

Today’s #ff blog post is one for all the Eygptologists – amateur or professional – out there. Abydos hieroglyphs I’ve been producing illustrations for research in to the wildlife species that were depicted in ancient Egyptian art. That project involved spending … Continue reading

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Treasuring the Past (Update)

In one of my recent posts “Treasuring the Past” I wrote of my concern that ancient Egyptian art treasures were under threat due to the continuing unrest in Egypt. With rumour and speculation mixed with too few facts it is … Continue reading

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Treasuring the Past

I’ve been watching the latest events in Egypt unfold with increasing concern. Of course concern for the people I met whilst in Egypt and for others caught up in the escalating trouble. Having seen at first hand the gulf between rich … Continue reading

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Book of the Dead exhibition

Later this week I plan to visit the British Museum to see their exhibition “Journey through the Afterlife: ancient Egypt Book of the Dead”. The Book of the Dead was a papyrus roll showing images and writing – the magic spells that … Continue reading

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Driven!

I’ve just seen a poll that placed Cairo amongst the worst cities in the world to in which to drive. Now, why doesn’t that surprise me? Regular readers of this blog will know that, as part of my “Wildlife art … Continue reading

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The Art of Death

Last Thursday a new exhibition “Mummies of the World” was launched in Los Angeles.  The largest single showing of mummies in history, it will tour America for three years.  The exhibition emphasises that mummification (natural or embalmed) was a global occurrence rather than solely an … Continue reading

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