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Annie Shanley

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Annie Shanley received her PhD in Egyptian Art from Emory University, where her research focused on the role of the god Seth in New Kingdom royal monuments. For several years she taught art history at Emory University and the University of West Georgia. In 2014, Annie joined the staff of the Michael C. Carlos Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, where she specializes in researching the provenance (ownership history) of objects in the museum’s permanent collection. She lectures on ancient Egypt, as well as provenance and the ethics of collecting antiquities to both university classes and the general public across Atlanta. Annie has participated in archaeological field work at the tomb of Parennefer on the Theban West Bank, the Delta site of Mendes, Malkata (the palace site of Amenhotep III) in Thebes, and Tel Megiddo-East in Israel.

What Our Travelers Say

Annie was fantastic. Her lectures were very interesting, couldn't ask for more there. In addition, she's a kind, fun, neat person and real pleasure to have along on the trip. Annie always encouraged questions and was able to talk informally (besides the lectures) during all the expeditions to sites. It was so great to have her as our guide. I recommend you use her as often as possible on future Egypt trips.

- Lera A., Ancient Egypt and the Nile

Annie is unique in being both incredibly knowledgeable and very fun. She made all of the fascinating information she presented very accessible to all and was so helpful at the sites, answering questions as they arose...

- Becky B., Ancient Egypt and the Nile

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Ancient Egypt and the Nile

14 days | Starting at: $6,997
Nov 2, 2024 - Nov 15, 2024
Mar 29, 2025 - Apr 11, 2025

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