I’m so excited to review this week’s #artefict – it’s one of my all-time favourite films, The Mummy (Universal Pictures: 1999)! The Mummy is set in the 1920s and follows the haps and mishaps of a group of Egyptologists, treasure hunters, adventurers and hangers-on as they roam around the archaeological ruins of Hamunaptra. Up until they … More ArteFict #4: The Mummy!
For this week’s #artefict I’m going to review an episode from Avatar: The Last Airbender – season 2, episode 10: The Library. For those of you who haven’t come across the Avatar series, you really should watch it (but NOT the 2009 film). It is set in a world where some people are able to bend (i.e. … More ArteFict #2: Avatar S2 E10 The Library
As the first in a series of Archaeology in Fiction (#ArteFict) I’m going to be diving straight in with Boyd Morrison’s The Noah’s Ark Quest (yes really). For anyone reading in the US, it’s just called The Ark across the pond, and the front cover there much better portrays what the book is about. If I’m … More ArteFict #1: The Noah’s Ark Quest
Archaeological fact and fiction have always had a tumultuous relationship. Bullwhips, fedoras, girls (preferably hot, PhD optional), temples, tombs. Myths, legends, adventure, treasure. The majority of people will be fully aware that archaeology is not the rip-roaring Nazi-punching gun-toting adventure that it tends to be portrayed as. It’s a lot more meticulous recording of cold, muddy … More Archaeology in Fiction: A Series