February 2018 e-Newsletter

Book of The Month


Protecting Pharaoh's Treasures

My Life in Egyptology

By Wafaa El Saddik 

With Rüdiger Heimlich 

Translated by Russell Stockman

This is an incisive memoir of the first woman to become general director of Cairo's Egyptian Museum.

“I have deliberately devoted all my time to my museum education efforts. To my mind it is the only effective way to counter the threat to our ancient heritage by our own people. Only when our children take the protection of ancient sites into their own hands will we be able to save them—our children are our legacy,” writes El Saddik in the preface of her book.

Last month El Saddik received the ‘Women of Substance’ award for her exceptional achievements and exemplary contributions in her field of work.


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Cassandra Vivian

Author Cassandra Vivian donates rare Egypt collection to AUC

Thousands of her black-and-white photographs of Egypt spanning more than three decades, detailed travel notes of her keen exploration of the Western Desert from the 1970s, as well as archival notes and dispatches acquired from the British Army...

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Book Of The Month

Mummies, Monsters, and the Ship of Millions
By Leena Pekkalainen
Another hilarious adventure for children with Mr. Mummific, the mummy with attitude. Having described his death and long mummification process in his last book...

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Tahrir Book Fair


3–8 March
Tahrir Book Fair

25–29 March
Spring Book Fair

10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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