Taxonomy Picker – WordPress Search Builder Plugin

Posted in Plugin, WordPress on June 1, 2011 by katephiz

Taxonomy Picker isn’t writing but a WordPress plugin.  The code is published under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL) and is available for download via the WordPress plugin repository.  Details are available here.  (If that link expires, check the respository which will maintain the definitive link.)

The plugin adds a widget which allows users to interactively build their own query – for instance selecting that they are interesting in Product = Mens Golf Shirts and Colour = Blue and Size = Large.

More WordPress plugins are in development.

Articles on Egyptological

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2011 by katephiz

The article list below doesn’t include the initial articles I wrote for the soft launch of Egyptological – our new free magazine about Ancient Egypt.   For now, follow that link but I will add the individual articles into the main list as well – the launch has been busy!

France 24: Egyptological Looting Database

Posted in Egyptology on February 9, 2011 by katephiz

Another credit for the Looting Database from France 24, which says:

Egyptophile Kate Phizackerley, runs the Egyptopaedia portal and has set up a collaborative database to catalogue the looting, site by site, and draw up a list of the damaged and missing objects. The aim is to discourage the selling of stolen artifacts.



Featured on France24

Posted in Uncategorized on February 8, 2011 by katephiz

I got a mention as an Egyptophile on France24 for my work with the Egyptological Looting Database – in both the text and in the video (1’05” in)

ICOM Preliminary report on museums in Egypt

Posted in Egyptology on February 5, 2011 by katephiz

The ICOM Preliminary report on museums in Egypt of 3rd February, presenting their initial findings of the damage and risks to Egypt’s historic sites and museums, cites both my News from the Valley of the Kings blog and the new Egyptological Looting Database I set up on 31st January 2011.  The valuable report draws heavilly upon material from the Looting Database website.

Very kindly, the chair of the ICOM Disaster Relief Task Force, Thomas Schuler, also emailed me to say, “thank you very much for your very helpful blog and database!”  It was a lot of work – and continues to be – and it is pleasing that it has been of value to such an important effort.

Discovery News: Headless Egyptian Mummy Mystery Thickens

Posted in Egyptology on February 4, 2011 by katephiz

In an article by Rossella Lorenzi, I was quoted extensively today:

  • “It’s starting to take on the hallmarks of a TV drama like ‘Bones’ or ‘CSI.’ Just who were the two mummies?” Kate Phizackerley, who runs “Egyptological Looting Database 2011,” asked in her blog.
  • “We all feared they could be Yuya and Thuya, but the pictures proved they weren’t,” Phizackerley said.
  • “They might never have been in display,” Phizackerley said

The same article has also appeared on MSNBC and in Swedish on Sydsvanskan:

”Det här börjar likna ett tv-drama som ”Bones” eller ”CSI”. Exakt vilka var de här två mumierna?” skrev Kate Phizackerley, grundare till magasinet Egyptological Online, i förra veckan.

DNA Shows KV55 Probably Not Akhenaten

Posted in Egyptology on May 2, 2010 by katephiz

In an article which has been read by tens of thousands of people I reviewed the DNA evidencs from the KV55 mummy and showed that it is probably not Akhenaten as claimed by Dr Hawass and others.  The article looks at the subject from a statistical point of view and and incorporates known historical facts.

The article was publised on my News from the Valley of the Kings blog