Has anyone else ever considered what it would be like to make a living studying an ancient civilization other than Egypt?
After high school, I've been thinking of taking the program in "Classical and Near Eastern Archeology" at a university not too too far from where I live. Anyways, from what I can tell they only have one Egypt class in the program. I know it's a bit early to be thinking about universities, but I've realized that, realistically, I could be very easily led into a career studying a bunch of non-Egypt stuff. Really though, I've always been interested in most ancient history, but Egypt just happens to be my favorite. Plus Egypt is kinda the "trendy" thing to be studying, so there's most likely tons of competition in the Egyptology field.
Has anyone else here considered "cheating" on Egypt?
Hi Tadukhipa, i am not really sure by what you mean by "cheating" on Egypt?
But i am reminded of Dr. Joann Fletcher's Nefertiti found program and how it got her a black eye from not just Egyptian authorities (not following their rules) and by real Egyptian mummification experts. Would that be like the "cheating" you're talking about?