Writing and Publication

Posted July 21st, 2014 by Dylan

From this page you can check out where my written material has been published, and view samples – both published and unpublished – by following the Links below.

A permanent Link will take you to my Publications Bibliography – which lists most of my published books and articles, and some letters, reviews, and other items.

There are also Links to a selection of written pieces. These cover a variety of topics drawn from books and articles (both published and in press); reviews of events, books, films etc.; and letters or contributions to discussions on recent discoveries and new theories. The subjects range from Egyptology and Roman history into the wider realms of ancient history, archaeology, etc.

Two Links are related to the recently published An Ancient Egyptian Case Book. Firstly, there is a Chapter Guide, which lays out each of the cases studied/solved in the book, and shows where these relate to my Talks and previous publications. Then there is also an extract from the chapter, ‘Pharaoh’s Magic Wand?’ (which looks at the use of technology to examine Royal Mummies, leading up to the recent DNA studies) specifically concerning the supposed identification of an anonymous mummy as the female king, Hatshepsut.

There is also a series of quizzes entitled, ‘Find Me in Egypt’. These were conceived as a parody of the quiz in the Sunday Times called, ‘Where Was I?’ Using the enigmatic clues given, you have to work out where I was and answer the questions set. The first few are quite tricky! They have all appeared in the Plymouth Society’s PADES Papyrus, with a few others published elsewhere.  I hope you find these enjoyable. Contact me at dylan.bickerstaffe@gmail.com to check your answers.

In the case of one Linked article, ‘The so-called Royal Cachette TT 320 was not the grave of Ahmose Nefertari’, the author is Professor Erhart Graefe, and I am credited for my role as collaborator. However, the original article was published in German and I provide here an English translation. Essentially the piece is a response to the article by David Aston which re-dated most of the pottery discovered inside TT320 to the mid 18th dynasty, and then went on to suggest that it was originally the tomb of Queen Ahmose Nefertari. It must be said that, if Aston’s dating of the pottery is correct, it becomes very difficult indeed to explain what was found. My own detailed exploration of this difficult question will appear in Part 1 of Refugees for Eternity.

Many of the other Links are to more wide-ranging topics which I hope you will find illuminating and entertaining.