Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Dylan


Over the last twenty years, I have lectured extensively to Egyptology Societies around the UK, and contributed to Conferences in the UK and Luxor. My media work has included programmes appearing on National Geographic TV and Channel 5 concerning the Royal Cache tomb, tomb-robbery, and the anonymous mummy, Unknown Man ‘E’.

Dylan Bickerstaffe holding a sword

My travels to Egypt, and the ancient world of the Mediterranean and Near East, are now continued chiefly through designing and leading small group study tours on my own account.

I have communicated a number of my findings through articles appearing in national/international publications such as Kmt: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt, Ancient Egypt magazine, The Heritage of Egypt, and others.

I contributed a substantial part of Belova & Graefe (Eds) The Royal Cache TT320: A Re-examination (Cairo 2010); the official report on the tomb following re-clearance.

Published at the end of 2014 and reprinted in 2016 is An Ancient Egyptian Case Book – a collection of articles, many of which explore the same subjects as my lectures, but in greater depth. My book on the royal mummies and caches, Refugees for Eternity: The Royal Mummies of Thebes, is appearing in stages with Part 4: Identifying the Royal Mummies available, and Part 1: Finding the Pharaohs – very largely complete for several years now. Unfortunately delayed by more pressing items.

My love of Ancient History, and my specific interest in the Late Roman Period, led me to dig at the sites of Wroxeter, Colchester and Silchester in Britain, and to travel widely in the Middle East. Latterly my interest in the Royal Mummies and Royal Cache tombs has meant that my studies have concentrated on the end of the Egyptian New Kingdom; though my studies of the Egyptian Labyrinth have also stimulated research into the end of the Middle Kingdom era.