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.
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.
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.