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Josho Brouwers

Josho Brouwers

Editor-in-Chief

Josho Brouwers studied Archaeology & Prehistory (2005) at the VU University Amsterdam. At the same institution, he also wrote a PhD thesis (2010) on warfare in Early Greece (Late Bronze Age to Archaic). After his PhD, he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Thessaly from 2009 to 2011 (NWO Rubicon grant). Following a brief stint as Lecturer, he pursued a career beyond the campus, eventually becoming the editor-in-chief of paper magazines about the ancient world (2012–2017).

Josho’s dissertation was published in a revised and more accessible form as Henchmen of Ares: Warriors and Warfare in Early Greece (2013). He also wrote a book on Greek mythology, which was published in Dutch by Athenaeum in Amsterdam (2014). He works as a freelance teacher and speaker, giving courses and lectures about a wide variety of topics related to the ancient world. On occasion, he has appeared on the national radio.

Josho is editor-in-chief of Ancient World Magazine.

The Giza Plateau

The Giza Plateau

A view of the Giza Plateau, with the Sphinx in the foreground and the pyramid of Khafre in the background. There was a lot of smog, which is why many of the details appear washed out.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

A kitten in Cairo

A kitten in Cairo

Walking through the streets of Cairo, you encounter a lot of cats. It wouldn’t be Egypt if you didn’t, I suppose. This little black kitten caught my eye; I sometimes wonder what happened to it.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers

Stepping stones in Pompeii

Stepping stones in Pompeii

Stepping stones in a street in Pompeii. These raised stones ensured that pedestrians could safely cross the street without having to make their feet wet or dirty. The stones are spaced in such a way that wheeled vehicles could still pass easily.

Photographed by Josho Brouwers