Author Archives: mariagolia

About mariagolia

I write about Egypt.

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….   … Continue reading

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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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 Cairo: City of Sand (Reaktion Books, London, 2004)   …a magnificent, multidimensional, eloquent and, above all, intelligent portrait of one of the world’s most enigmatic places.     – Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times, London …packed full of observations of enduring worth…She writes with … Continue reading

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

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