15 December 2018
John Wyatt: 'The Other Gifts of the Nile'
The wildlife inhabiting the waters and banks of the Nile not only provided food but also the background to so much of Egyptian art, religion, customs and daily activities. This talk deals with those reptiles, fishes, birds, animals and plants which played significant roles in the cultural and practical life of the Two Lands.
John Wyatt is a specialist in African birds and mammals, and formerly a deputy director at the British Trust for Ornithology. Trained as an anthropologist and ethnographer, he is the world’s only ornithologist working full time on the birds of ancient Egypt.