Juliet V. Spedding

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool

Juliet Spedding is a former student of the University of Liverpool having achieved her BA in Egyptian Archaeology, MA in Egyptology, and PhD in Egyptology there. Her research interest in Nubia’s history and culture began with her undergraduate dissertation, continuing with masters research through an analytical examination of faience found in Nubia. For her PhD she examined another vitreous material found in Nubia, glass dating to the Meroitic Period, in order to begin to place Nubia into the wider context of glassmaking, glass working, and glass trade of the ancient world. She is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Liverpool on the BEAST (Biodiversity in Egyptian Archaeology during Societal Transitions) project.


‘To See a World in a Grain of Sand’: Glass from Nubia and the Ancient Mediterranean

Juliet V. Spedding

Using modern scientific methods, this book examines glass beads and vessel fragments dating from the Meroitic and Early Nobadia periods, providing a new assessment of glass from Nubia. Results reveal interrelationships between trade, technological understanding, and manufacturing choices across the cultures of Sudan, Egypt and the Mediterranean. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00