The Bust of Nefertiti, 100 Years On

One hundred years ago yesterday, 6 December 1912, this limestone bust of Nefertiti was unearthed by a German archaeological team led by Ludwig Borchardt. The team were excavating in Armana, and came upon the ancient sculptor Thutmose’s workshop in the ancient...

My Bucket List: Great Zimbabwe Ruins

Having grown up in Zimbabwe, like many children I went on a school trip to the archaeological site of Great Zimbabwe. I remember little of that trip other than the rain. Well, it was sometime in the first half of the 1970s. A decade later I went on to study...