An acknowledged expert on ancient Egyptian civilization and one of the leading Egyptologists of his generation, Toby Wilkinson has given lectures around the world and his international reputation has led to invitations to contribute to other major collaborative projects. He has excavated at the Egyptian sites of Buto and Memphis. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Egyptian History and has broadcast on radio and television in the UK and abroad, including BBC's Horizon and Channel 4's Private Lives of the Pharaohs, and was the consultant for the BBC's award-winning documentary on the building of the Great Pyramid.
His books include the critically acclaimed Early Dynastic Egypt (1999), Genesis of the Pharaohs (2003), Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (2005), Lives of the Ancient Egyptians (2007), The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt (2010), and The Nile (2014), and he edited the encyclopedia The Egyptian World (2007). He lives in Suffolk
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