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 have published scholarly articles on Egyptian history and kingship in peer-reviewed journals, and have written and edited academic monographs, including my 2008 work, Royal Authority in Egypt's Eighteenth Dynasty.
I am staff writer for the history/travel magazine Timeless Travels. I also regularly write on cultural heritage for The Art Newspaper, while my work has also appeared in The Independent, Apollo Magazine, Current World Archaeology, Science Magazine, Al-Rawi, Egypt's Heritage Review (for which I was also editor) and B.Inspired Magazine. I have recently been voted a member of the Society of Authors.
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.
PressI am happy to be interviewed by email, phone, or in person, about anything ancient Egypt-related, whether regarding my books, new discoveries, or general history. I also have a great deal of experience presenting for documentaries.
I offer talks about all aspects of ancient Egypt to both adults and school groups, and for literary festivals. If you would like to find out more, or to arrange a talk, please contact me.
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