Category Archives: Egyptology

A Child’s History of England

The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experimental (for us) … Continue reading

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The Bible as History

In my nerdy childhood, one of my favourite books was The Bible as History in Pictures, which offered black-and-white illustrations (often badly reproduced, and probably from nineteenth-century originals) of ancient sites and artefacts which could be related to the biblical … Continue reading

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Yet More Things Found in Books

Alas, I’ve just removed four pieces of green blotting paper from the original copy of King and Hall’s History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria, In the Light of Recent Discovery, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies … Continue reading

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Sir Aurel Stein

I came face to face the other night with a portrait of Sir Aurel Stein, which was a coincidence, given that I am currently reading his Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Actually, I have to confess that the coincidence was not … Continue reading

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The Father Of Egyptology

The pyramids of Gizeh – the only survivors of the canonical Seven Wonders of the ancient world – as well other obvious remains of Egyptian civilization, attracted the interest of western travellers from the classical period onwards: Herodotus was the … Continue reading

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