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Further Thoughts on the Khopesh Sword

Watch Glenn Godenho, Roland Enmarch, and Alan Greaves as they add their own thoughts on the Khopesh Sword.

In addition to Dr Steven Snape’s analysis of the Khopesh Sword, I gathered a few other scholars to share their thoughts. In this video, Dr Roland Enmarch, Dr Alan Greaves and I talk briefly on what interests us when looking at the object. You’ll see that we each focus on slightly different things.

The lesson here is to encourage you to engage with the objects. You don’t need to be a qualified Egyptologist or Near Eastern specialist to comment and discuss (in fact, in lots of disciplines, some of the biggest breakthroughs start with amateur enthusiasts). As you can see, even when trained to the hilt, we tend to see different things in the same object.

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