Ancient Egypt with Garry Shaw artwork
Experts on History

Ancient Egypt with Garry Shaw

  • S1E7
  • 1:04:20
  • December 6th 2021

Did you know that the gods were a core part of everyday life for the ancient Egyptians? In this episode Dr. Garry Shaw enthusiastically delves into being an Egyptologist, the oldest artefact he has ever found and trade between Egypt and the Middle East. Garry answers your questions about the Hyksos, Akhenaten and more!

Garry Shaw is the author of eight books on Ancient Egypt, and gained his PhD in Egyptology from the University of Liverpool. He writes on North Africa and Middle Eastern cultural heritage for The Art Newspaper; is editor of Al Rawi: Egypt’s Heritage Review; and has developed an online Egyptology course for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education. His latest book, Egyptian Mythology, A Traveller's Guide from Aswan to Alexandria has just been published by Thames & Hudson.

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The music used in this recording is the intellectual copyright of Michael Levy, a prolific composer for the recreated lyres of antiquity, and used with the creator's permission. Michael Levy's music is available to stream at all the major digital music platforms. Find out more on:

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Fiona Richards is a history expert herself: She holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh, has worked in the heritage travel industry, spent many years in historical publishing, and launched her own magazine, Timeless Travels, which specialized in history, archaeology and travel. She is an award winning journalist and the author of two books on Egyptian scarabs.