Archaeology / Classics and pop culture / Reviews

Mummies as Monsters: Reviewing The Book of the Dead

It’ll be obvious from even the briefest glance over my past posts here that I’ve got a strong interest in both archaeology and monsters. Slap-bang in the middle of that Venn-diagram lies (or staggers stiffly around) the Mummy. More than any other creature, perhaps, the monstrous mummy of literature and film embodies (no pun intended) … Continue reading

Archaeology / Museums / Reviews

Discovering Tutankhamun at the Ashmolean Museum

Tucked away unobtrusively at the back of Oxford’s Sackler Library, the Griffith Institute of Egyptology is the home of the complete Howard Carter archives, documenting the discovery and ten-year excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun. The Institute celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, and so the Ashmolean’s current exhibition, “Discovering Tutankhamun“, explores the excavation and its … Continue reading