Dr Mervat Abdel Nasser; MD, MPhil, FRCPsych Consultant Psychiatrist, researcher in Egyptology and writer. Founder & director of New Hermopolis She is a graduate of Cairo Medical School and fellow of the Royal college of Psychiatrists; London. She holds a Master’s degree in philosophy and a doctorate in psychiatry from London University. She also has two diplomas in moral philosophy and the history of medicine. She has as well a long-standing interest in Egyptology and has written on the subject in the Arabic language several books addressed to the young reader, including a 40-part illustrated series that won an award for best children writing in 1998. She took an early retirement from her job as a consultant psychiatrist and senior lecturer, King's College London in 2007 and returned to Egypt to pursue her dream of establishing the project of New Hermopolis. She has since dedicated herself entirely to this cause (www.newhermopolis.org).