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My work is divided between science journalism, focusing on history, archaeology and heritage; travel writing with a heritage angle; writing books; and teaching about ancient history.

As a science journalist, I write for a variety of magazines and newspapers, with my work regularly appearing in the history and travel magazine Timeless Travels, The Art Newspaper and Science Magazine's online news. My articles have also been published in The Independent, Apollo Magazine, Current World Archaeology, Rawi: Egypt's Heritage Review (for which I was also editor), Showbiz Culture (the magazine of SC Exhibitions), and B.Inspired Magazine.

I am the author of The Pharaoh, Life at Court and on Campaign, The Egyptian Myths, A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends, and War and Trade with the Pharaohs: An Archaeological Study of Ancient Egypt's Foreign Relations. I am a member of the Society of Authors.

Regarding my teaching and academic work: I hold a BA in archaeology, and an MA and PhD in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool, where I taught Egyptian history and held a one year postdoctoral honorary fellowship. I have since taught at the American University in Cairo, the Bloomsbury Summer School, the Egypt Exploration Society in London, and as a part-time tutor for Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education. I am also a Panel Tutor for the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, and frequently lecture for Egyptology societies and museums both in the UK and around the world. I have also published scholarly articles on Egyptian history and kingship in peer-reviewed journals, and have written and edited academic monographs, including my 2008 doctoral thesis, Royal Authority in Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty.

I have appeared in documentaries shown on BBC 2 (showing Dr. Jo Fletcher around the tomb of Ankhtifi in "Immortal Egypt"), the Discovery Channel (discussing human sacrifice in ancient Egypt), History Channel, and Yesterday (explaining my theory on the death of King Seqenenre Tao and leading the recreation of different scenarios), and have acted as Egyptology consultant for television production companies. I've also appeared on BBC Radio Oxford. I have led tours of archaeological sites in Egypt, as well as at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, and the British Museum, London, and have conducted archaeological fieldwork in Egypt (at Qantir-Pi-Ramesses in particular), Turkey and the UK.

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I can be reached at garryshawegypt@gmail.com

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