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Professor Joann Fletcher of the University of York’s Department of Archaeology reveals some of the new discoveries and hidden secrets uncovered during her work as part of the University’s ‘Mummy Research Group’.
Joann obtained her first degree in Ancient History and Egyptology from University College London in 1987, followed by a PhD entitled ‘Ancient Egyptian Hair: a study in style, form and function’ which she received from the University of Manchester in 1996.
As Honorary Research Fellow at the University of York she teaches ancient Egyptian funerary archaeology as part of the archaeology degree course, and designed the first nationally available GCSE-equivalent (Level 2) qualification in Egyptology on behalf of the educational body Centra.
Joann has filmed all over the world Joann has filmed all over the world, including Egypt, the Canary Islands and South America, and she has worked on a range of documentaries, in most recent years the Bafta-award-winning Mummifying Alan: Egypt’s Last Secret (Blink/Channel 4/Discovery), Ancient Egypt: Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings (BBC), and Egypt’s Lost Queens (BBC).