John J Johnston

Egyptologist, mummies fan

John is Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society. He is currently undertaking research on Ptolemaic mortuary beliefs, although his research interests encompass the reception of ancient Egypt in popular culture, sexuality in the ancient world and the history of Egyptology. He has lectured extensively on all of these topics throughout the UK and abroad and has contributed to the DVD/BD releases of two gloriously restored Hammer mummy films. In addition writing to a number of reception-based articles, he is co-editor of Narratives of Egypt and the Ancient Near East: Literary Linguistic Approaches (Peeters, 2011), Unearthed (Jurassic London, 2013) and A Good Scribe and an Exceedingly Wise Man: studies in honour of W.J. Tait (Golden House, In press).

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