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Book Review: Loot (2010)

Title: Loot – Tomb Robbers, Treasure and the Great Museum Debate Author(s): Sharon Waxman Publisher: Old Street Publishing Price: $19.99 The displaying of antiquities is paramount for the dissemination of knowledge to the general public. It essentially connects a researcher with non-specialists for the purpose of education and enrichment. However, the workings of museums are unknown to the general public ... Read More »

Book Review: The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2008 edn.)

Title: The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt Author(s): Ian Shaw and Paul Nicholson Publisher: British Museum Press Pages: 328 Price: £42.72 Since its original publication in 1995, Shaw and Nicholson’s Dictionary has gained ‘best-seller’ status among a general interest group, while also becoming a standard reference work for both the undergraduate and extra-mural market. Not bad for a book ... Read More »

Book Review: The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt (2007)

Title: The British Museum Book of Ancient Egypt Author(s): A. J. Spencer Publisher: British Museum Press Pages: 304 Price: £16.99 A useful companion volume to the BM’s Dictionary – though mercifully no attempt has been made to harmonise the format of the two, as is common with recent re-editions – this newly revised version of the BM’s Book of Ancient ... Read More »

Book Review: The Gayer-Anderson Cat (2007)

Title: The Gayer-Anderson Cat Publisher: British Museum Press Author(s): Neal Spencer Pages: 64 Price: $12.50 The life-size bronze statuette known as the Gayer Anderson Cat is an acknowledged icon of the British Museum, and surely one of the most frequently reproduced in the Museum’s merchandise and in print. Exceptional in being specifically named after its modern donor, the collector John ... Read More »