Lydia Pyne

From cave paintings to Kindle, our history is written in ink – adapted and reinvented to reflect, and influence, the needs of the day.

Cuneiform tablets preserved in the fire that devastated the Mesopotamian city of Ebla offer an extraordinary insight into life 4,000 years ago. 

A compelling mix of science, history and culture continues to draw the public to the world’s most famous hominin.