Biography

Posted December 3rd, 2009 by Dylan
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DYLAN BICKERSTAFFE
BA. PGCE. ACIM.

Over the last eighteen 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’.
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My travels to Egypt, and the ancient world of the Mediterranean and Near East, are now continued chiefly through designing and leading study tours, for Ancient World Tours and 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 Journal of the Ancient Chronology Forum, and Widowinde; and also local publications such as The Scribe and the AEMES Journal. 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. 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 now available, and Part 1: Finding the Pharaohs due late 2014. Also due in 2014 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 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.

I am Programme Secretary for the SSAE (Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire group).

I am a Geography graduate, with a Post Graduate Teaching Certificate. My business background is in O&M and particularly Marketing, for which I hold the Diploma of the Chartered Institute. Although most of my activity now concerns Egyptology and Ancient History, I continue to lecture/teach Business Studies, Humanities, and English.