Christina Riggs is a writer and historian, specializing in photography, art and archaeology, and museums and heritage. Her most recent book is Treasured: How Tutankhamun Shaped a Century (Atlantic Books, 2021), described as ‘utterly original’, ‘important and illuminating’, and a ‘must-read’ account of the tomb’s discovery and its many legacies. Translated into Italian as Vedo Cose Meravigliose (Bollati Boringhieri, 2022), the book also received a warm reception (‘original and courageous’) in the Italian press.
Christina’s writing has appeared in Apollo, History Today, the London Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and Italia magazine, the last reflecting her love of all things Italian. She has spoken and consulted a number of podcasts, TV documentaries, and radio programmes, including the BBC’s In Our Time episode on Tutankhamun.
She is Professor of the History of Visual Culture at Durham University and a former fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. She divides her time between the beautiful countryside of County Durham and the elegant Baroque city of Turin in northern Italy.
She tweets @ChristinaJRiggs.
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