I have always had a fascination with history, as far back as I can remember. My great passion for the subject happened in the spring of 1976 when I was given a birthday gift from my Mother of a book on Egyptian Mythology ( incidentally I still have this prize possession to this day and it sits on my bedroom bookcase with other non fictional gems). The myriad of Egyptian gods spread out before me in dazzling technicolour glory was wonderful. Such an ancient civilisation and I was smitten! The detail of information I had found at my fingertips was truly breathtaking. that first book opened up a door of wonders to me. Thank you WH Smiths hahaha.
From that point on my thirst for knowledge of classical histories knew no bounds. That first book compelled me to explore. I do have a way of focussing on a particular subject till I feel I have exhausted any further avenues of study and still do to this day. Usually whilst studying it takes me on a tangent to another fascinating world.. and I am once again immersed. I think with Egyptology i took it from Narmer to the 18th Dynasty and the lives of Akhenaton and Nefertiti (hence my alter ego account if you can find it on twitter! ) In Akhenaton I had found a Pharaoh who turned away from his old gods and searched for one. He couldn’t understand why there would be a need for many….. Continue reading