Tom Hardwick is a British Egyptologist who writes about Egyptian sculpture, the history of collecting and the forging of ancient Egyptian art.
The transfer of obelixes and sphinxes to Cairo is the latest episode in a long history of rulers using the ancient past for their own ends
The reunited fragments of a bowl in Bolton Museum can tell us a lot about the longstanding British enthusiasm for ancient Egypt
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