Professor Joann Fletcher
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Professor Joann Fletcher is Honorary Visiting Professor in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and Consultant Egyptologist for Harrogate Museums and Arts. She designed the UK’s first GCSE equivalent qualification in Egyptology in 2003. She is co-founder of York University’s Mummy Research Group, with whom she has studied human remains from South Africa, Yemen, Italy, Ireland, the Canary Islands and Egypt, including the royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings. She has undertaken excavation work in South America, Egypt, Yemen and the UK and works with museums around the world, from Turin's Museo Egizio to Experience Barnsley Museum and Discovery Centre.
Professor Fletcher writes for The Guardian and BBC’s History website, (including major input into their multimedia project Death in Sakkara, which won the prestigious New Media Award in 2005) and has made numerous appearances on TV and radio.
Among her many television appearances, the follow-up programme to The Search For Nefertiti (televised as Mummifying Alan: Egypt's Last Secret) won a BAFTA, a Royal Television Society Award and an Association for International Broadcasting Award. She wrote and presented Life and Death in the Valley of the Kings and Egypt's Lost Queens for BBC2, and has recently completed a four-part series, Immortal Egypt on the history of ancient Egypt again for BBC2.
Photograph by Kyte Photography