AIA Young Archaeologists Program

In the recent of volume of Archaeology, the publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, I read of a new programme starting in October that seems pretty awesome.

In the fall, the AIA will, and I quote from page 66, “allow young archaeology enthusiasts to be part of the AIA.” Kids and teens will get an ID card, a subscription to a newsletter and an archaeology publication… and get to do a bunch of other very cool things!

You can sign up for an email to find out when the program launches in the fall at archaeological.org/launchalert

Hatshepsut on the BBC

While reading the latest post on the Manchester Museum’s WordPress blog, I noticed in the comments a mention of a BBC Radio 4 programme about Hatshepsut.  Intrigued, I followed the link and listened to the programme. It was great fun to listen to Campbell and two other colleagues talk about this amazing woman who ruled Egypt during the Eighteenth Dynasty.  Click the link to listen: Hatshepsut BBC Radio 4.

One of my photos of a superb statue of Hatshepsut as pharaoh. She wears wears full male regalia, but she remains so exquisitely delicate and feminine. This incredible work of art is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

One of my photos of a superb statue of Hatshepsut as pharaoh. She wears the regalia of male rulers, but she remains so exquisitely delicate and feminine. This incredible work of art is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.