About the Author

Rachel Dewan


Archaeologist, student, traveller, coffee-addict, film-lover. Eternal optimist, perpetual learner, and shameless idealist.

That’s me in a nutshell! After my 17-year-old self was inspired to shift career aspirations from veterinary medicine to Classical archaeology by an eclectic mix of high school history classes, National Geographic articles, a trip to Greece and Italy, the British television series Time Team, and Brad Pitt in all his armoured glory, I never really looked back… In 2013 I graduated with a BA in Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, and then completed a Master’s in Classical Archaeology from 2013-2014 at the University of Oxford where I specialized in the Bronze Age Aegean. I have excavated at sites in Jordan and Greece, and in the summer dig season, you can usually find me digging, hiking, and exploring on the island of Crete. My academic work focuses mainly on the Minoan culture of Bronze Age Crete, but, a true history-buff, the books on my shelves range from Classical mythology to Egyptian art to the Second World War. Every type of history is a human story worth sharing, and I am dedicated to pulling those stories out of dusty libraries and classrooms and into the modern world.

*All views and opinions expressed in this blog are my own unless otherwise noted.

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