Hello and welcome…
My name is Janet Diamond and I deliver presentations on Egyptology.
With the talks I endeavour to put together various pieces of a jigsaw puzzle – of what was the longest lasting Empire in history – into a simple and enjoyable format – ‘Egyptology Made Easy’ as it were…
My fascination for Egyptology arose from living in the country. In the early 1980’s I went to live in Cairo with my husband and young son. It was not an easy time to be there; Egypt having experienced many changes and disruptions during its recent history.
Although living there proved to be a challenging time, it was also a most compelling experience – one I would not have missed, for the rewards were unique and immeasurable.
Soon after arriving in Cairo I visited the ancient Royal Necropolis of Saqqara. Knowing nothing about this land and its long-lasting history, I found the beauty, enormity and complexity of the monuments struck me as they could never have done simply from reading. I was overwhelmed, awe-struck – and hooked!
Wanting to know more, I started reading and learning. So began a passion and habit that has stayed with me to this day. Ultimately, I began to feel I might have something to share; something that might be of wider interest, and that led to the writing of my presentations.
I am not an Egyptologist, however, I have a diploma in Egyptology and a passion for the history, architecture, art and landscape of Egypt, and I attend study groups, lectures and courses at every opportunity to feed that passion (see My Blog page).
My presentations seek to entertain, enlighten and inform, and I would love to share this with you. To learn more please go to my Presentations page.
If you would like to enquire about a booking, please go to my Contact page.
And, as part of my learning – here I am, enjoying meeting Prof. Joann Fletcher – at our Egyptian Society meeting, held in conjunction with our local Literacy Festival. It was a great day and a memorable meeting with Joann!