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Carl Graves


Carl Graves is is Director of the Egypt Exploration Society. He completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham, and his research now focuses on ancient Egyptian settlement archaeology and the development of British Egyptology during the late eighteenth century. 


Carl is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations in its London and Cairo Offices and works closely with Board, Committees, volunteers, and staff to deliver the Society’s charitable activities, research, and publications programme.

A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia Edwards


A chance visit to Egypt in 1873 by Amelia B. Edwards changed the future of British Egyptology forever. Her travelogue, A Thousand Miles Up the Nile, would inspire generations after her to take up her message to support and promote Egyptian cultural heritage. Dr Carl Graves tells us the story of this remarkable woman and the legacy to British Egyptology that she left behind.

After more than 140 years, the first colour version of A Thousand Miles Up the Nile ever produced has been published. Readers are now able to truly experience Amelia’s famous journey, bringing together archives at the EES as well as original artwork by Amelia kept at the Griffith Institute and Somerville College, both University of Oxford, and the Peggy Joy Egyptology Library, with a new introduction by Dr Carl Graves (EES) and Dr Anna Garnett (UCL) providing context and commentary on Amelia’s original narrative.

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