Hi, my name is Dr. Davd Ian Lightbody.
I am a doctor of archaeology educated at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and co-editor in chief of the The Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture. I was Egyptian history tutor in general arts for the undergraduate courses at the University of Glasgow for 5 years. In 2013 I completed a PhD focused on Iron Age Cyprus and its monumental architecture. I am a member of the International Association of Egyptologists. I also have a degree in engineering, and have worked professionally in that field, and that engineering experience has proved useful for understanding the architecture and nascent sciences of the ancient world.
Professionally, I now focus on writing, publishing, and editorial work, on journals, books, websites, and articles relating to both technical and academic topics.
Academically, the archaeology and architecture of the East Mediterranean region including Egypt has been my specialist subject area for almost 20 years. During that time I served as chair of Egyptology Scotland, wrote several publications, and presented my research at lectures and conferences. My interests focus on symbolism and technologies used to create the monumental architecture and artworks produced by the cultures that inhabited the East Mediterranean region in Antiquity, including those of Egypt, Classical Greece, on the Levant, and in the Roman world.
I am now based in Burlington, Vermont, USA. My Academia site can be found here.