I moved to London in January 1998, where I reside indefinitely, working and completing my studies, in addition to travelling extensively throughout the world.
An archaeologist by training and profession, I am currently engaged in the heady task of completing my doctoral dissertation on the relationship between Egypt and Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age. I have excavated extensively in Egypt, Jordan and Israel and had several forays into the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
I am the editor of a well-visited web portal dedicated to the Ancient Near East and Egypt - for those interested in the ancient history and culture of the Middle East and the Nile Valley, it can be found at: http://www.ancientneareast.net/ . The Ancient Near East and Egypt page on that domain has a bit more about me, including several more images and a link to my CV (incomplete) if anyone's interested.....
Countries I have visited (and sometimes lived and worked in) during the last decade (not an exhaustive list!): Australia (of course), Austria, Cyprus Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, New Zealand, Poland, Turkey, and the United States.
- contemplating a visit to the United States of America, late February 2005 - possibly Chicago or Washington
- home visit to Sydney, Australia, Easter 2005 - family, friends and university....
- renewal of excavation at Tel Rehov in Israel, late June - August 2005
- projected trip through northern France with my parents in fall 2005, after their trip to Italy