Monthly archives: February, 2016

The Mummy Pits of Ancient Egypt

This fascinating topic is the focus of Tessa Baber’s PhD. The mummy pits, found at sites across Egypt, were purported to contain thousands of mummified bodies and were a focus of interest for early travelers in the country. They provided both a source of souvenirs for those returning from their travels back to Europe and…


Digital Past 2016

A long and somewhat convoluted train journey took me to Llandudno this week for the Digital Past conference, where I presented a paper on the Digital Saqqara project. This paper was weighted towards the methodological and technical approach and why the project was important for Late Period Egyptology. The paper was well received and I…