Egypt in England
Chris Elliott
English Heritage, £25.00
ISBN 978-1848020887

Although not as widespread as other imported styles such as Gothic and Classical, the art of Ancient Egypt has had a lasting influence on English architecture, often appearing in the most unexpected places – as this beautifully illustrated new book reveals. The first half comprises seven short essays providing a wealth of information on Ancient Egyptian culture, its ‘rediscovery’ by the West, and how it can still be seen decorating English sites from cemeteries to cinemas – many of which are catalogued in the second part. Take this book and go exploring.


This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 57. Click here to subscribe

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