Garry Shaw's books include The Pharaoh: Life at Court and on Campaign and The Egyptian Myths: A Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends (Thames and Hudson).

Rock art at the Unesco World Heritage Site of Tassili n'Ajjer in Algeria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

A history of Algeria in seven stops

A major archaeological discovery has put Algeria’s history in the spotlight. What can its existing world heritage sites tell us about the country’s past?

24 May 2017
Egyptian workers pose next to an excavated statue, recently discovered by a team of German-Egyptian archeologists, in Cairo's Mattarya district on March 13, 2017.

Can a long-lost Egyptian colossus save ancient Heliopolis?

A huge Egyptian statue has been unearthed in a Cairo suburb. Will the global attention it has received lead to further discoveries at the neglected site?

21 Mar 2017

We should all get behind the #Unite4Heritage campaign

Heritage groups around the world need to harness social media to spread their message. This campaign makes that much easier

12 May 2016
Sana'a, Yemen

The threat to Yemen’s heritage

Three world heritage sites are at risk as a result of the civil war

22 Feb 2016

The importance of death in everyday Egyptian life

In ancient Egypt funeral objects were as important in daily life as they were in the afterlife

16 Feb 2016