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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

John H. Taylor

Assistant Keeper
Ancient Egypt; funerary archaeology Department: Ancient Egypt and Sudan

 

John Taylor holds curatorial responsibility for ancient Egyptian funerary antiquities, amulets and jewellery. He also provides curatorial supervision for the departmental loans programme.

His expertise focuses on funerary objects of the pharaonic period (particularly coffins), mummies and mummification, metal statuary of the first millennium BC, the Third Intermediate Period (c. 1069-664 BC) and the history of Egyptology.

Contact

egyptian@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7323 8311

Current projects

  • Technological and stylistic studies of large hollow-cast bronze statuary of the Third Intermediate Period.

Previous projects

  • ‘Mummy: the Inside Story’, exhibition based on the non-invasive investigation of a mummy using 3D visualization.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of excavations sub-committee, Egypt Exploration Society.

  • Member of editorial board, Egyptian Archaeology magazine, Egypt Exploration Society.

  • Member of committee, Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East.

Recent publications

J. H. Taylor, Mummy: the Inside Story (Tokyo, The Asahi Shimbun, 2006)

J. H. Taylor, ‘The Coffin of Padiashaikhet’, in K N Sowada and B G Ockinga (ed.), Egyptian Art in the Nicholson Museum, Sydney (Sydney, Meditarch, 2006), 263-291, pls. 46-54, 63-64

J. H. Taylor, Mummies. Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt. Treasures from the British Museum, with N C Strudwick (Santa Ana, The Bowers Museum of Cultural Art, 2005)

J. H. Taylor, ‘Egypt. Earlier period’, in S I Johnston (ed.), Religions of the Ancient World. A Guide (Cambridge, Mass., London: Belknap, 2005), pp. 471-5

J. H. Taylor, ‘Scarabs from the Bronze Age tombs at Sidon (Lebanon)’, Levant, 36 (2004), pp. 155-158