Explores comprehensively the 'mysteries' of Egypt, the Holy Land and of their reception.
Robin Derricourt is an archaeologist, historian, writer and publisher. Currently Honorary Associate Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, he holds a PhD in archaeology from Cambridge University, where he studied Egyptology and archaeology before working as a university lecturer and in heritage management. Formerly an Editorial Director for Cambridge University Press, he was until 2010 the Director of the University of New South Wales Press. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. His previous books include Inventing Africa: History, Archaeology and Ideas (2011).
'Studies of the "reception" of the ancient world are in vogue at the moment, and this chronology of "imaginings" of Antiquity is an important study in its own right.' - Campbell Price, Ancient Egypt; In Antiquity Imagined, Derricourt expertly excavates the rubbish of bad history and restores the fragments to pristine falsity- a remarkable labour, and a fascinating story' - Dominic Green, Minerva Magazine