About Me

I’m Lana Higbee Hill.

Like many Egyptologists, I got bitten by the Egyptomania bug at a very early age (as far as I know, there’s no vaccine for Egyptological fever).

When I was  four years old, a travelling exhibit on Ramesses II visited my hometown in Utah and my parents took me to see it; that was all it took to spark my lifelong passion for Ancient Egypt.

Four-year-old Egyptologist in training.

I received bachelor’s degrees in both English and Anthropology before going on to pursue my passion for Ancient Egypt—in 2009, I graduated from the University of Memphis, Tennessee, with a master’s degree in Art History (with an emphasis in Egyptian Art and Archaeology).  For my thesis, I analyzed the various decorative elements found on Ancient Egyptian headrests.

Presentation on Thesis Research

I am currently living in Utah and working part time at a city library, but am eventually hoping to go back to obtain an Ph.D. in Egyptology. In the meantime, I am indulging myself by creating this blog to talk about the ancient culture that has fascinated me for so many years.

Standing like an Egyptian

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3 responses to “About Me

  1. Brittanna Roberts

    that is so awesome Lana! i love it. when was that second picture took? you still have long hair. again its awesome!!! i also love Egyptology. 🙂

  2. Britanna,
    Both the second and third pictures were when I was at graduate school. I had let my hair grow a bit longer, then I cut it again the next summer.
    Hooray for Egypt fans!

  3. Kristina

    Hello, Lana, you said that we could also contact you personally, but I cannot find any link to your personal e-mail on the blog.
    I would like you to take a look at some photos of the object that I have encountered and help me determine whether it is a genuine Egyptian artifact and what it represents.
    If you are interested, contact me via my e-mail.
    I’d appreciate your help
    Thank you.

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