Christina Riggs: Rummaging for Mummies, 22 October 2020
Show More A World beneath the Sands: Adventurers and Archaeologists in the Golden Age of Egyptology by Toby Wilkinson.
Picador, 510 pp., £25, October, 978 1 5098 5870 5Show More
“... that it was, somehow, their home. Johann Burckhardt, William Thomson (known as Osman effendi), John Gardner Wilkinson, Robert Hay and Edward Lane also ‘went native’ on their travels. Like Champollion, they aped the robes and turbans of the Ottoman ruling class, browned their skin, and made a show of living in ‘Oriental’ style. Hay, Burton and ...”