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George Hart

George Hart was tempted into taking post-graduate studies in Egyptology by the fascinating interconnections between the classical world and the civilisation of the pharaohs.  His first visit to Egypt was in 1971 and he has been back there at least once every year since. He has frequently taken tours to Egypt ranging from cruises on the River Nile and Lake Nasser to land trips in the Sinai Peninsula and the oases of the Western Desert. His career at the British Museum lasting over 30 years involved lectures and courses on Ancient Egypt as well as teaching hieroglyphs at introductory and advanced levels. He also researched the civilisations of the Ancient Mediterranean world including the major monuments of the Levant which he has visited on many occasions. During this period he wrote books on the Pyramid Age and on Egyptian deities and mythology. He was the first  chairman of the Friends of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology attached to University College London. He has also served on the Board of Trustees of the Egyptian Exploration Society. Currently he  is a committee member  of both the Sudan Archaeological Research Society and the London Centre of the Ancient Near East. He is also an accredited lecturer for the Arts Society.  His most recent publication is a two volume book on the Pharaohs for the Folio Society, covering 3000 years down to the suicide of Cleopatra.

George Hart is on the following tours: