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May 2018

We speak with David Thomas, author of The Ebb and Flow of the Ghurid Empire, about his interest in the archaeology of Afghanistan, digging robber holes and the future of archaeology.


What sparked your interest in archaeology?

Travelling across Europe as a kid with my parents – we visited a lot of great museums. One year, they gave me a book called Archaeology of the World by Courtlandt Canby, which has a picture of Machu Picchu on the front cover – I was hooked after reading that.