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2023 recently rolled around and tour requests are already in the books! Don't miss your opportunity to book YOUR adventu...
16/02/2023

2023 recently rolled around and tour requests are already in the books! Don't miss your opportunity to book YOUR adventure in London with the ONE & ONLY Dr. Lawrence S. Owens!

Head to https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1 and send in your request for a private tour of the British Museum or Natural History Museum or any of the many amazing London Art Galleries (just to name a few of the many tours offered).

We look forward to hearing from you!

As 2022 comes to a close, Dr. Owens can confirm it has been a successful year both archaeologically (stints in Egypt & P...
21/12/2022

As 2022 comes to a close, Dr. Owens can confirm it has been a successful year both archaeologically (stints in Egypt & Peru) and for tours. He is grateful for all those who took the time to donate to his KHD (Egypt) project and supported his efforts to save this important site and for all who he was privileged to spend their time working with him.

Teaching young and old on his many tours and at various universities this year has been as enriching for him as it has for his audiences.

2023 is on the horizon and we are now taking requests for tours starting with dates starting with 28 January 2023.

Book your tours via https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1

Follow his adventures at https://lawrenceowens.org/

30 half day spots left for the month of July. Already fully booked through the first week of July!Limited bookings avail...
23/06/2022

30 half day spots left for the month of July.
Already fully booked through the first week of July!
Limited bookings available from July 9 through July 30.
Message us via https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1 to book your time with Dr. Owens today! Don't miss out on Final tours for Summer of 2022. No tours available in August. He will be working in Egypt on a very important archaeology project. More details on KHD 2022 coming very soon.

As of today there are 42 of the 120 time slots that are still available for the months of June (9) & July (33).  Don't m...
07/06/2022

As of today there are 42 of the 120 time slots that are still available for the months of June (9) & July (33). Don't miss your chance to have your own family or small group adventure with Dr. Owens!
Book your tour(s) today at https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1

"...Lawrence is a walking history book....(we) had an amazing day!"Whether it be the British Museum, An Adventure in Lon...
17/03/2022

"...Lawrence is a walking history book....(we) had an amazing day!"

Whether it be the British Museum, An Adventure in London (for kids or adults), the Natural History Museum, A Day Trip to Stonehenge or a Pub Crawl...We guarantee you will never be bored spending your London days with Dr. Owens by your side, leading the way.

Challenge us with a tour idea and Lawrence will create a custom tour to suit your interests. Contact us today at www.lawrenceowens.org and book your own London Adventure!

Looking to see the best sites of London with the best?Look no further than Dr. Lawrence S. Owens for your tours.Your Owe...
01/12/2021

Looking to see the best sites of London with the best?
Look no further than Dr. Lawrence S. Owens for your tours.
Your Owens adventure awaits you!
Contact him today to book your amazing, unforgettable time with the one and only Lawrence S. Owens, Ph.D.

https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1

Hello dear friends & followers,Bookings are now being taken for London tours with Lawrence.COVID concerns? How about an ...
03/12/2020

Hello dear friends & followers,

Bookings are now being taken for London tours with Lawrence.

COVID concerns? How about an all outdoors London Ramble? Consider booking a customised London walking tour with Dr. Owens.

Contact us today to reserve your slots for now or in 2021!

We look forward to hearing from you!

https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1

If you, (like Dr. Owens)...are wondering when the world will return to some sense of normalcy...you are not alone. What ...
06/08/2020

If you, (like Dr. Owens)...are wondering when the world will return to some sense of normalcy...you are not alone. What we do hope is to be able to have some walking tours in the fall, until such time that galleries and museums may once again open safely. The hope is that perhaps mid-September this may be a reality for at least those able to get to London or live nearby. Fingers crossed!

In the meantime, those who are looking for their Owens' fix may get a glimpse on a series hosted by his colleague Prof. Peter Eeckhout, ArKeo, which is available on Prime Video. Specifically, check out Episode 11. The link is below or check your location's Amazon Prime Video offerings.

Cheers to all. Stay safe!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B08F6VR6H7/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r

Not long ago, before we huddled in place due to COVID-19, Dr. Owens encountered Bog bodies at the National Museum in Dub...
30/06/2020

Not long ago, before we huddled in place due to COVID-19, Dr. Owens encountered Bog bodies at the National Museum in Dublin, Ireland. You will hear him speak about Bog bodies on the previously mentioned History Hack podcast but primarily about Mummies! Here are some Bog Body visuals.

https://historyhack.podbean.com/e/141-history-hack-mummies/While you wait for London to get back to a sense of normalcy,...
30/06/2020
#141 History Hack: Mummies

https://historyhack.podbean.com/e/141-history-hack-mummies/

While you wait for London to get back to a sense of normalcy, we thought you might enjoy a taste of Owens. Here is a link to a recent podcast with The History Hack team. Enjoy!

Bio-archaeologist Lawrence Owens joins us to talk all things Mummies from across the globe. You'll be amazed at how much you can tell about a person when you unwrap them!...

During these days of social distancing, the idea has been proposed by some of Dr. Owens' clientele, that perhaps he shou...
07/04/2020

During these days of social distancing, the idea has been proposed by some of Dr. Owens' clientele, that perhaps he should offer a Virtual tour option. What virtual tour options might interest you and/or your family or friends? Let us hear your thoughts! 😄

Update April 28: After much reflection & brainstorming, it was determined that if we were unable to sort a "virtual tour" that was on an even par with the actual in person experience one would have with Lawrence, we did not wish to disappoint any of you with less than one might expect from the fabulous Dr. Owens.

We hope you are all well and safe. Once the world opens up again, in all its magnificent glory, we will be open for bookings, per usual! Let us hope it is not a long wait!

Cheers and thank you for your patience!

We are all going through incredibly odd days at present. This of course is affecting Dr. Owens ability to offer tours as...
27/03/2020

We are all going through incredibly odd days at present. This of course is affecting Dr. Owens ability to offer tours as we all hunker down in place. Currently all of the tours are on hold until things change for the better. All we can do now is hope that this temporary situation is under control soon and that this horrible cloud is lifted sooner rather than later. Take care all and stay healthy and safe. Life will once again be normal and Lawrence will be there to bring a bit of adventure and fun to all, as before! Please do sent requests if you have plans to visit UK and we will hold a place for you on the schedule with fingers crossed that things will change for the better soon🤞 😁

London is a city filled with historical sites. There are many secrets one might uncover if they are with the right perso...
13/02/2020

London is a city filled with historical sites. There are many secrets one might uncover if they are with the right person. Dr. Owens is that person. Discover a London most people might otherwise never see, with Lawrence guiding you all the way. Book your tour today at https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1 . You will not be disappointed.

Please consider joining the team by contributing to this important project!We are in the field! This is me at work (see ...
07/08/2019
Lawrence Owens posted an update to their GoFundMe campaign.

Please consider joining the team by contributing to this important project!

We are in the field! This is me at work (see new profile pic) and beyond me there is a full trench full of sweating workers, guftis (skilled Egyptian supervisors) and hapless students all shovelling fit to bust in 45 degree heat. We need another £2000 to get this project finished or else we may have to close early! Please help if you can! And check out www.echoegyptianheritage.tumblr.com for daily updates!

We are in the field! This is me at work and beyond me there is a full trench full of sweating workers, guftis (skilled egyptian supervisors) and hapless students all shovelling fit to bust in 45 degree heat. We need another £2000 to get this project finished or else we may have to close early! Plea...

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156277428215-222027933e85...
10/07/2019

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?viewupdates=1&rcid=r01-156277428215-222027933e854818&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer&utm_campaign=p_email%2B1137-update-supporters-v5b

WE ARE ALMOST THERE!

In three weeks the whole team will be winging its way to Egypt for the new season at KHD! We have pottery specialists and conservators and diggers and bones people and all sorts...it's not going to be a huge excavation but it's going to be an epic one and it's all thanks to people like you supporting us. So thank you!

And if you haven't contributed yet PLEASE do consider it - every little goes a long way and we do have a lot to achieve in a very short five weeks of digging! It is going to be terribly odd not having Tass with us for this season, to which looked forward so long and eagerly, yet we are determined to do him proud and provoke blizzards of publications and monographs from this and future seasons at the site.

We have people preparing the adoption certificates already, so if you want to name a mummy after yourself or a friend (or enemy!) just let us know when you donate and we will be happy to oblige...!

See you soon!
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Looking for a hands on, personalized,educational experience with a real-life Indiana Jones archaeologist for your family...
20/06/2019

Looking for a hands on, personalized,educational experience with a real-life Indiana Jones archaeologist for your family? There are still a very limited number of available tours left for June & July 2019. Book your time with Dr. Owens today for an unforgettable adventure in London with your family! https://lawrenceowens.org/lso-custom-private-tours

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-siteDear all. Just a quick update to let you know how...
10/06/2019
Geoffrey Tassie obituary

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site

Dear all. Just a quick update to let you know how well we are doing...and it’s really well! We had surpassed our target yet again and that’s wonderful news! We have also cleared the very last bureaucratic hurdle we had to contend with, and have received security clearance for the dig, so in that sense we couldn’t be happier. With good news comes bad, however, and I am very sad to have to report the sudden and unexpected passing of my dear friend and colleague Dr Geoffrey Tassie. Tass’ enthusiasm for this site and project date back over twenty years, and his dearest wish was to return to it this summer, so his colleagues and I are determined to do everything we can to make this season a fruitful one:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/10/geoffrey-tassie-obituary?CMP=share_btn_fb&fbclid=IwAR0nWaa2IpajiKYvIdXmVNjrE-ZhwHRMY4y7HZYjqUv9WXJnbu9z46t40KQ

We are therefore bringing in more manpower to the field and behind the scenes to maximise our efforts, and are reaching out to you once more as we boost our intended target to £12,000. So if you haven’t yet donated, please do consider it now. As an added incentive, a professional designer has donated her time and effort to the cause, and has produced an exclusive T-shirt design for the project, which will only be available to project personnel and anyone who donates - or has donated - £200 or above. So please do dig deep, so we can.
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Other lives: Archaeologist who specialised in ancient Egypt

Summer tour season is upon us. A limited number of bookings remain for June & July. Be sure you don't miss your opportun...
24/05/2019

Summer tour season is upon us.
A limited number of bookings remain for June & July.
Be sure you don't miss your opportunity to claim your spot for time with Dr. Owens.
Tempus Fugit!
https://lawrenceowens.org/private-tours-1

After 6 weeks working in the field in Peru at Pachacamac historical site, Dr. Owens is back in London! Tour requests now...
08/04/2019

After 6 weeks working in the field in Peru at Pachacamac historical site, Dr. Owens is back in London! Tour requests now being accepted for 2019!

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-siteWonderful news! We are at £9820 of the new goal o...
28/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site

Wonderful news! We are at £9820 of the new goal of £12,000! Please don't stop...the more we get the more we can save. (Will keep updating total)

Thanks to everyone’s amazing generosity we achieved and surpassed the original goal to raise £8,000. Many thanks to all!

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials from...

The British Museum is celebrating its 260th birthday. With over eight million objects in the collection, visit with an e...
16/01/2019
260 years – the British Museum in numbers

The British Museum is celebrating its 260th birthday. With over eight million objects in the collection, visit with an expert to guide and inform you in the areas that most interest you. Email [email protected] for availability and to book British Museum or other London tours. https://blog.britishmuseum.org/260-years-the-british-museum-in-numbers/

It's our 260th birthday! 🎂🎉 The Museum is the oldest national public museum in the world, and has been free to visit for 'all studious and curious persons' since 1759. To mark the occasion, instead of cutting cake, we've been crunching numbers – scroll down for some truly spectacular stats. ...

If one of your new year's resolutions was to support world heritage, why not sponsor an ancient Egyptian mummy or skelet...
09/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

If one of your new year's resolutions was to support world heritage, why not sponsor an ancient Egyptian mummy or skeleton? Hundreds of burials at an important Nile Delta site are at risk from rising water levels. Your donation will help fund archaeologists to rescue vital data from the site before it's too late. https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials fro...

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?member=&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm...
01/01/2019
Click here to support Egyptian Archaeology: adopt an ancient mummy! organized by Lawrence Owens

https://www.gofundme.com/adopt-an-ancient-mummyskeleton-and-save-a-site?member=&utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=contacts-v2-invite-to-donate

Introduction Hello and let us introduce ourselves: we are Dr Lawrence Owens and Dr Geoffrey Tassie, and we are the directors of an archaeology rescue project in the Egyptian Delta. Kafr Hassan Dawood (KHD) is one of the most important ancient sites in Egypt, and contains hundreds of burials fro...

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” ~ Pablo PicassoLooking for a gallery to...
31/07/2018

“Why do you try to understand art? Do you try to understand the song of a bird?” ~ Pablo Picasso

Looking for a gallery tour for children & young adults? Dr. Owens offers London gallery tours for your family which are educational, inspiring, at times irreverent, and anything but boring. For children of all ages, this is the tour you've been seeking.

Check out our various tour descriptions today!

https://lawrenceowens.org/tour-descriptions

"As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible & is therefore full of deep significance" ~ Calv...
24/07/2018

"As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible & is therefore full of deep significance" ~ Calvin

Looking for a tour for one or more of London's amazing Art Galleries? Book a tour today with one of London's premier art gallery docents. None other than Dr. Lawrence S. Owens, of course.
https://lawrenceowens.org/tour-descriptions

"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke" ~ Jerry Kosinski

Lawrence on recent tours with some of his younger clients.
22/06/2018

Lawrence on recent tours with some of his younger clients.

More buried treasure that ever is being found in the UK! The number of new treasure discoveries by members of the public...
19/04/2018

More buried treasure that ever is being found in the UK!

The number of new treasure discoveries by members of the public hit a record level of 1,120 in 2016. This is the highest annual figure since the Treasure Act came into law exactly 20 years ago.

Highlights include two late Bronze Age hoards from Driffield, East Yorkshire, a hoard of 2,114 Roman coins from Piddletrenthide, Dorset, and an Anglo-Saxon grave assemblage from Winfarthing, Norfolk, where this pendant was found.

In this Guardian interview, British Museum director Hartwig Fischer says: "There are no foreigners here – the museum is ...
14/04/2018
British Museum director Hartwig Fischer: ‘There are no foreigners here – the museum is a world country’

In this Guardian interview, British Museum director Hartwig Fischer says: "There are no foreigners here – the museum is a world country."

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/apr/13/british-museum-director-hartwig-fischer-there-are-no-foreigners-here-the-museum-is-a-world-country?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

The German art historian reveals plans for an extensive revamp at Britain’s most visited attraction, but won’t be drawn on calls to return plundered works

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The Life of Owens

I am a bioarchaeologist and biological anthropologist, living and working in London.

I teach human osteology and related subjects during term time, although I spend as much time as I can away on projects in Peru, Egypt, Bolivia, Ghana, and South Africa, among others.

I also take tours around London, and enjoy teaching kids about history, art and archaeology, which I dress up with a Horrible Histories approach that sneaks in a lot of knowledge under the guise of revolting observation.

However, I live for fieldwork, and have been travelling about doing archaeological digs on five continents since 1992.

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We had a great tour with Lawrence today at the British Museum. He was patient, funny and extremely knowledgeable! We will recommend him to all of our friends visiting London
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