Miss Charlotte Booth

Miss Charlotte Booth

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

Title of thesis: A study of the Egyptian squeezes in small UK collections.
Supervisor: Dr Martin Bommas
Website: www.charlottesegypt.com


  • 2000 - BA (Hons), Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, UK
  • 2002 - MA, Egyptian Archaeology, UCL, UK

Doctoral research

PhD title A study of the Egyptian squeezes in small UK collections
Supervisor Dr Martin Bommas
Course Classics and Ancient History PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)


My research is three-fold, with a catalogue of the squeezes held in seven small UK collections matching them with the original monument or inscription with a commentary on difference in condition between when the squeeze was taken and today. Then there is a history of squeeze taking and squeeze takers from the period covered by the the catalogue, as well as a practical element investigating the production of squeezes.

Squeezes are a greatly overlooked resource of deteriorating and damaged monuments and inscriptions and sometimes may be the only record we have of some inscriptions and this research will emphasise this importance and highlight the existence of these valuable resources.

Other activities

I am currently working for ARCE, Luxor as Data Systems Manager. www.arce.org

Part time positions include:

  • Researcher for the t3wy Project which investigates old dig houses http://www.tawy.nl 
  • Articles Editor for Rosetta Journal, University of Birmingham  http://www.rosetta.bham.ac.uk/


Books (sole author)

  • 2005:The Hyksos period in Egypt. Shire Egyptology
  • 2005:Foreigners in Egyptian Art: does this reflect a realistic role in society. British Archaeological Reports International Series 1426
  • 2006: People of Ancient Egypt. Tempus Publishing
  • 2007: The Ancient Egyptians for Dummies.  John Wiley
  • 2007: The Boy Behind the Mask: The Life and Times of Tutankhamun. One World Publishers
  • 2008: Traveller’s Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Egypt (Thebes and the Nile Valley). Quid Publications
  • 2008: The Curse and other Mysteries. One World Publishers
  • 2009: Horemheb: the forgotten Pharaoh. Amberley Press
  • 2010: The Nile and its People The History Press  
  • 2011: The Myth of Ancient Egypt. Amberley Press
  • 2014: The Illustrated Guide to Ancient Egypt.Amberley Press
  • 2015: The Lost Voices of the Nile: Everyday Lives in Ancient Egypt. Amberley Press.
  • 2015: In Bed with the Egyptians. Amberley Press.

Magazines, journals and contributing articles

  • 2001: Possible Tattooing Instruments in the Petrie Museum. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 87 p. 172-175
  • 2003: What can Hyksos Art Teach us About Their Role in Society? Current Research in Egyptology III Proceedings (BAR)
  • 2005: The Uses and Abuses of Water in Papyrus Westcar. L’Acqua nell'antico Egitto Conference Proceedings, 1st International Conference of Young Egyptologists, Italy
  • 2005 (Vol 5 Iss 4): The Secret Collection of the Grange Museum, Neasden, North London.  Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2005: Egypt: Land and lives of the Pharaohs revealed.  Global Publishing (Contributing Author)
  • 2005 (Vol 6 Iss 3): The Temple of Ptah at Karnak. Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2006: A study of a Ptolemaic head in the Petrie Museum. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 91 p.197-200
  • 2006 (Sept): Foreigners in Ash-Sharqiyyah. EAIS Newsletter http://www.EAIS.org.eg/index.pl/newsletter/
  • 2007 (Vol 7 Iss 5): The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak . Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2007 (Vol 8 Iss 3): Meeting the Boy King Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2009 (Iss 4): Tutankhamun the Warrior King. Heritage of Egypt Magazine
  • 2009 (Iss 6): The Secret World of Coptic Egypt Heritage of Egypt Magazine with Emily Cocke
  • 2009 (Vol 9 iss 5): The Market on the River Bank Ancient Egypt Magazine (with Janssen J., & Janssen R.)
  • 2011 (Vol 11 No 6):  Cleanliness is next to godliness.  Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2011 (Dec): Knitting Coptic Socks. Piecework Magazine (US)
  • 2012 (Iss 1): Egypt in Milan. Ancient Planet Magazine (p.91-102)
  • 2012 (Iss 2):Capo Colonna, Calabria, Italy. Ancient Planet Magazine (p. 113-23)
  • 2012 (Iss 2):Capo Colonna, Calabria, Italy. Ancient Planet Magazine (p. 113-23)
  • 2012 (Iss 3): A study of Hinduism and ancient Egyptian religion (p.63-73).
  • 2013 (May/June): Who on earth was Horemheb? in Minerva p.8-11
  • 2013 (June/July): Horemheb: Founder of the nineteenth dynasty in Ancient Egypt Vol 13 no 6 iss 78 p10-17
  • 2013 (Iss 5):  Italica: Spain’s Pompeii Ancient Planet Magazine (p.60-73) 
  • 2013 - (Dec 13/Jan 14): Myth of Hypatia in Ancient Egypt Vol 14, Iss 3 
  • 2014 (Winter) Tutmania Hits the West Speakeasy Magazine.
  • 2014 (June/July) The Ancient Egyptians were Human Too Ancient Egypt Magazine
  • 2015 (June/July) Abu Simbel through the Eyes of the Traveller Ancient Egypt Magazine Vol. 15 no 6. Iss 90 p.32-40
  • 2015 (July/August) Sex in Ancient Egypt Nile Magazine (Vol 1, No 3) p. 41-56.
  • 2015 (October/November) The Hedgehog in Ancient Egypt. Nile Magazine (Vol 1, No 4) p. 18-24.
  • 2015 (December/January) The Mongoose in Ancient Egypt. Nile Magazine (Vol 1 No 5).