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PhD Candidate

Cardiff University


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   Tessa is a PhD student at Cardiff University, where she is currently researching the burial practices of the poor in ancient Egypt. Tessa also holds a BA and MA in archaeology from Cardiff University, and is currently working as an education facilitator in the National Museum of Wales (Cardiff). She also works as an independent archaeological illustrator and adult-education lecturer, and currently serves on the committee for the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE).      Tessa‚Äôs current research interests centre on the lower classes of ancient Egyptian society, as well as the history of travel to Egypt, with particular focus on what can be learnt from accounts left by early travellers and how this can expand our current understanding of ancient Egypt history.