Issue 38

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Tutankhamun Uncovered: The Adventure Behind the Curse

This is a novel set in the reign of Tutankhamun, but also about Howard Carter’s work in Egypt, his partnership with Lord Carnarvon and their discovery of the king’s tomb.The author has taken the known facts and woven a very plausible and believable story around them, after considerable and painstaking research. I especially liked the […]

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Hidden Histories: Discovering the Heritage of Wales

In 1907 two great Welsh institutions were founded – the National Library and the National Museum. One year later a third was established – The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. It has adapted gracefully and successfully to the rapidly changing circumstances of the last two decades and is therefore with […]

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An Infinity of Things: How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World

Visitors to the Wellcome Collection in London’s Euston Road cannot fail to be intrigued by the man behind it, the American-born pharmaceutical entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Henry Wellcome. At his death in 1936, he owned a grotesquely overwhelming collection of objects, the variety and quantity of which the world had never seen. Warehoused and largely […]

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Paradigm Lost: The Côa Valley and the Open-Air Palaeolithic Art in Portugal

Produced to mark the 10th anniversary of the open-air Palaeolithic art of Portugal’s Côa Valley becoming a World Heritage site, this beautiful book comprises numerous fantastic colour photos (mostly taken at night) and equally remarkable colour tracings of hundreds of figures, not only from the Côa Valley but also from the ever-growing list of similar […]

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