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I hold a doctorate 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 (covering topics as diverse as Egyptian kingship, history, social life, warfare, religion and mythology), 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. My aim when teaching, as when writing, is to immerse people in the experience of ancient Egypt, to simulate this lost time and bring it back to life.

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.

Press
I 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.

Talks
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.

Contact Details

I can be reached at garryshawegypt@gmail.com

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