Author Archives: hannahpethen

About hannahpethen

Having completed my PhD in archaeology at the University of Liverpool, I am now a freelance archaeologists working with landscape and topographic survey and satellite imagery. I specialise in GIS, GPS, desk-based assessment and landscape projects and have a particular interest in Egyptian archaeology.

Global Xplorer: Satellite remote sensing, looting and crowd-sourcing.

A new platform can make you a ‘Space Archaeologist’, but will it help looters too? Continue reading

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A gneiss sphinx: Is the Hazor sphinx made from Gebel el-Asr gneiss?

Does the Hazor Egyptian sphinx come from the southern Egyptian Gebel el-Asr quarries? Continue reading

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Animal Mummies at the World Museum, Liverpool

A great exhibition of Egyptian animal mummies is on at the World Museum, Liverpool. Continue reading

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Undercurrents: Clichés and scientific archaeology in Egyptian foreign relations

How far have we internalised ancient mores, and how does science and archaeology challenge those clichés? Continue reading

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Ancient Ottoman and Byzantine shipwrecks discovered in pristine condition in Black Sea — Byzantine Blog

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project has been on a mission to map out the floor of the Black Sea. The study was geared towards understanding how quickly sea levels rose at the end of the last Ice Age, some … Continue reading

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Tutankhamun, Nefertiti and all that jazz: What have we learned?

Almost a year since the media discovered Reeves’ theory that Tutankhamun’s tomb contained Nefertiti, what have we learned? Continue reading

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The Cleansing of Mosul

Originally posted on Gates of Nineveh: An Experiment in Blogging Assyriology:
As the focus has shifted to Palmyra, relatively little media attention has been paid over the past several months to ISIS’ continued destruction of cultural sites in and around…

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Review of the British Museum’s Sunken Cities Exhibition

A great exhibition, thoroughly enjoyable. Both artistic and informative. Continue reading

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The failed (Egyptian) obelisk.

The Unfinished Obelisk in the Aswan quarries was a failure as a monument, but provides valuable information on stone quarrying and obelisk carving. Continue reading

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Does the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill matter for archaeology outside the UK?

Changes to UK legislation will have a negative effect on attitudes to and protection of archaeology overseas? Continue reading

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