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Scarab beetle infestation


When I wrote my article Signatures on the Stones for Ancient Egypt Magazine it forced me re-examine my photograph collection of the hieroglyphs on the Obelisk of Thutmose I to show the magnificent carving of the Apis Bull (the symbol for the God Ptah) on the serekh at the very top of the 30 metre high column […]


Giant circular saws

Ancient Impossible

There are hundreds of examples of saw cuts all over the ancient Egyptian sites, but there are only a few that have the most extraordinary feature of continuously-curved cut marks. The fact that these cut marks are on the extremely hard stones – granite and basalt – that make this story so intriguing and create […]


Ancient Egypt Magazine article


My article entitled ‘Signatures of the Stones’ has recently been published in the December issue of Ancient Egypt Magazine.