04/11/2012 | Comments Off on A few of my articles

Looting the Revolution (CNN)

It sounds petty to say it given that over a hundred people have now lost their lives, but amid the seismic events currently engulfing Egypt, the thing that has most saddened and upset me has been the damage done to the country’s uniquely rich cultural heritage. READ MORE

I Discovered Pharaoh’s Gold! (The Guardian)

In 1972, when I was six, my aunt took me to see the Tutankhamun exhibition at the British Museum. I’ve been hooked on Egypt and archaeology ever since – I spent most of my childhood looking for tombs in our garden in Watford. READ MORE

Excavation Adventures in the Valley of the Kings (CNN)

A few years back, when I was working as part of an archaeological mission in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, I unearthed a slab of white limestone covered in ancient paint smears. More of that later. First, however, I should tell you about the 3,000 year-old gold jewelry. READ MORE

The Man with the Melting Face (The Independent)

There’s a wonderful episode in Toby Young’s How to Lose Friends and Alienate People – a record of his disastrous stint working as a journalist in New York – when the hapless hack wakes up one morning to discover that half his face is paralysed. READ MORE

Antiquities Smuggling: ‘A Crime Against Humanity.’ (CNN)

She’s 2,500 years old, stunningly beautiful and at the center of the latest smuggling scandal to have sullied the world of antiquities. READ MORE

A Funeral in Jerusalem (CNN)

The funeral cortege of Faisal Husseini started in Ramallah in the morning and made its way slowly southwards to Jerusalem. READ MORE

My Dad the Bomber (The Daily Express)

My dad doesn’t know I’m writing this article. If he did he would be utterly mortified – he’s a modest man and loathes fuss. I’m writing it because I want to speak up not just for him but for those whose stories are rarely told. READ MORE