Author Archives: mariagolia

About mariagolia

An American author in Egypt....

5000 years old, and counting…

Asyut, Guardian City, published by the British Museum, surveys the little-known history of this 5000 year-old Nile-side city from its origins to the present. Based largely on papers delivered at the Annual Egyptology Colloquium at the British Museum (“Asyut through … Continue reading

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Coming soonish….

Ornette Coleman: The Territory and the Adventure describes the places, situations and encounters that informed Ornette’s struggle for creative expression, an effort that lies at the heart of the human experience. The virtuosity, receptive listening and calibrated response his ensembles … Continue reading

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Tomb Raiding

Tomb-raiding in Egypt – from antiquity to the present- is a topic I’ve researched at some length.  Here’s an essay from Cabinet Magazine‘s ‘Desert’ issue, entitled “Grave Matters” (2017) from A Short History of Tomb-Raiding, a work in progress….  

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Reviews and Press

Read an excerpt from Meteorite (“It Came From Outer Space”) published in Cabinet Magazine. Meteorite does a splendid job … illustrating the religious, social, literary, artistic, political, economic and even culinary impact of meteorites, with the help of reportage and … Continue reading

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Aha!

A deliberate online presence slowly materializes…. photo: sherif alkatscha  

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