Pull up a chair, and have a chocolate. Let’s talk about witchcraft and hieroglyphs, universal suffrage, Pharaohs and gods, and – as we go – learn how to read long dead languages. Welcome to an ancient Egyptian lesson with Margaret Murray.

Margaret Murray (1863-1963) trained up several generations of Egyptologists and archaeologists, including the TrowelBlazers Gertrude Caton-Thompson and Veronica Seton-Williams. Appointed as a junior lecturer in Egyptology at University College London in 1898 (though she had been teaching classes since 1895), Murray was the person who taught the lessons that Flinders Petrie was too busy excavating to bother with…..

To read more http://trowelblazers.tumblr.com/post/55328224681/the-marvellous-mud-marching-mummy-unwrapping-margaret

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Victoria Herridge, Palaeobiologist (twitter: @toriherridge)

Suzanne Pilaar-Birch, Zooarchaeologist (twitter: @suzie_birch)

Rebecca Wragg-Sykes, Archaeologist (twitter: @lemoustier)

Brenna Hassett, Dental Anthropologist (twitter: @brennawalks)

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This site is a celebration of women archaeologists, palaeontologists and geologists who have been doing awesome work for far longer, and in far greater numbers, than most people realise.

http://trowelblazers.tumblr.com/

 


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