AUC Press releases An Artist in Abydos book



Sun, 12 Sep 2021 - 01:46 GMT


Sun, 12 Sep 2021 - 01:46 GMT


CAIRO - 12 September 2021:AUC Press released “An Artist in Abydos - The Life And Letters Of Myrtle Broome” book written by Lee Young and foreword by Peter Lacovara.


Myrtle Florence Broome (1888–1978) was born to middle-class parents in London.


In 1927 she was invited to join the excavations at Qau el-Kebir as an artist for the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, later traveling, in 1929, to work at the Seti Temple in Abydos for the Egypt Exploration Society.


Broome spent eight seasons there, copying the painted scenes in the Temple and leaving invaluable renditions of some of ancient Egypt's most beautiful monuments.

In this remarkable account, Lee Young tells the story of Broome largely through her letters to her parents.


These vividly capture life in the villages, the traditions of the local people, the work of artisans, and festivals, ceremonies, and music.



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