Photography

Egypt is very striking place, visually. Ancient Egypt was a very visual culture. And photography is an essential part of the recording process for archaeologists and Egyptologists. I usually take lots of photos when I visit (including all the banner images on this site) and a few favourites are below:

Egyptology in Egypt: a ‘familiarisation’ tour for UK students. In Spring 2016 The Egypt Exploration Society invited three UK-based postgraduate students to Egypt to pursue a programme of visits to a variety of archaeological sites, museums and other institutions, as an introduction to professional Egyptology.

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King Tut’s Tomb: The Hidden Chamber / Lost City of the Pharaohs. Location filming for two episodes in the Ancient Mysteries series for Channel 5 (UK), The Smithsonian (US) and BBC Worldwide (rest of the Universe).

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Egypt October/November 2015. EES business, site visits, seeing friends before a little bit of filming.

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#myEESpic. A selection of images to represent the Egypt Exploration Society in the 21t Century.

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Dahshur 9 June 2015. Some photos from a visit Hazel Gray, Essam Nagy and I made to Dahshur to see 2014 EES Scholar Mohamed Youssef Aly, Chief Inspector of Antiquities at the site.

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Taposiris Magna, April & May 2015. Two trips, the first with my EES colleague Essam Nagy, and then again a few weeks later to do a little bit of filming for ‘Cleopatra’s Lost Tomb’.

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Alexandria 28 April 2015. A recent visit to Alexandria with Essam Nagy on EES business & for a spot more tomb-hunting…

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Saqqara 6 April 2015. In search of Bryan Emery and a few Archaic mastabas in aid of a book I’m trying to write at the moment. All will be revealed in due course…

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Egypt March/April 2015. Egypt on business for The Egypt Exploration Society. Visiting projects in the field at Tell Mutubis, Tell Basta and Quesna etc.

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Egypt November 2014. Giza, New Hermopolis, Coptic Cairo, Karnak etc.

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The Mummy of Seqenenre Tao. A very brief visit to Egypt to film some sequences for a new documentary about the mummy of Seqenenre Tao (‘Mummies Alive: The Pharaoh’s Secret’ – more on this here)

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Egypt June 2014. Interviewing candidates for the 2014 EES scholarships, meetings, site visits (Gran Egyptian Museum, Amarna, South Asasif, Minsha) and my first moulid (Abu El-Hagag, Luxor). Fabulous, as usual.

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EES Tour of the Deserts & Oases. A tour of the Egyptian western deserts and oases in February and March 2014. Numerous rarely visited archaeological sites, some utterly stunning landscapes, and a new favourite way to travel: up and down sand dunes in a 4×4.

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Tutankhamun: Secret of the Burnt Mummy. A few photos from the shoot for our Tutankhamun film (more on this here).

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Egypt May 2013. A short visit, mostly for serious business for the EES, but with a few visits to photogenic sites (Saqqara, Luxor) thrown in for good measure!

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EES / AWT Tour of Upper Egypt 2012.

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8 Days in Egypt. Eight all-too-brief but fabulously useful, interesting and exciting days in Egypt – my first visit to the country as EES Director.

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Graffiti by Tahrir. Images of the post-revolutionary graffiti on Mohamed Mahmoud Street, Cairo taken in March 2012

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The Man Who Discovered Egypt. Behind the scenes on the shoot for our Petrie film (more info here).

Preparing to measure the pyramids with Magdy Rashidy during the 'Man Who Discovered Egypt' shoot, Jan 2012. Copyright BBC / Rob McDougall

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