Chatting With Sherri chats with Egyptologist and Vintage Fashion Aficionada; Dr. Colleen Darnell!
Renowned Egyptologist Dr. Colleen Darnell's areas of expertise include Late Period uses of the Underworld Books, ancient Egyptian military history, the literature of New Kingdom Egypt, and Egyptian revival history. Her research in Egyptian military history has led to the first recreation of the tactics of the Battle of Perire, c. 1208 BCE and her study The Great Karnak Inscription of Merneptah "replaces all other earlier studies of the key historical narratives relating Merneptah's war against the Libyans." Her research on the military role that Tutankhamun might have taken on as pharaoh of Egypt contributed to Tutankhamun's Armies: Battle and Conquest in Ancient Egypt's Late Eighteenth Dynasty (co-authored with John Darnell) and was featured in the historical section of the documentary "King Tut Unwrapped." Through books and documentaries, Darnell has brought ancient Egyptian warfare and tactics to the broader public. In Egypt, she has made several important archaeological discoveries as the director of the Moalla Survey Project, an ongoing archaeological project.
She is also a well known Vintage Fashion aficionada who has a very delightful instagram page at; @vintage_egyptologist