Nathan Head overlooking the Llanberis pass, Snowdonia North Wales, August 2014.

About Nathan Head

Investigative Mythologist Nathan Head is a long-time researcher into ancient history and the paranormal, he studied religion at Bridgewater School Arts College in Warrington and also worked as a display assistant and photographic archivist at Warrington Museum and Art Gallery throughout the 1990s. From 1997 to 1999 Nathan Head studied art & design at Mid-Cheshire College in Northwich followed by art history & graphic design at Chester University in Warrington, where he specialised in the ancient roots of graphic design and wrote a paper discussing the ancient Egyptian use of the Golden Section throughout their tombs and temples. Nathan Head has since visited various historic sites of interest across the globe from being present at the excavation of KV65 & KV63 in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt to traversing the Nubian temples at Abu Simbel to exploring the ancient Minoan palace at Knossos in Crete. Continuing his research, around his current acting career, Nathan is in the process of writing his first history book which will focus on local studies of the Northern regions of Warrington and Liverpool, discussing his own family heritage and ancestral descendence. In 2013, a sampler of Nathan's book was published in Awesome Magazine in an article about his great-grandfather's cousin going down with the RMS Titanic, this led to Nathan contributing to the publication again in the following issue with an article discussing the various gods in the Hebrew Bible and the influences of previous religions within the Christian religion. In 2014 Nathan was asked to write an article for Chat: It's Fate magazine about his experiences with ghosts and the paranormal and in 2017 another article covering a subject mentioned in Nathan's book was published in Take A Break: Fate And Fortune magazine in a feature about cursed objects and family heirlooms. Nathan Head is a former student of Jason Martell, one of the world's leading experts in the ancient astronaut theory, in 2014 Nathan spent three months at Martell's Ancient School studying subjects on Sumerian origins & the Planet Nibiru, the Annunaki & the Igigi, ancient aliens, Martian structures in Cydonia and Egypt's ancient connections with the planet Mars, UFOs in Renaissance artwork, the Great Flood legend, ancient engineering & technology and astrological correlations to ancient structures. Nathan Head continues to explore the unexplained as the host of Amazon Prime's paranormal documentary series Apparitions, which is currently filming its second season, the popularity of Apparitions has seen Nathan interviewed for various newspapers across England and Wales. In September 2020 Nathan appeared in the North Wales Chronicle, Rhyl Journal and The Wrexham Leader talking about the ghosts that supposedly haunt Gwrych Castle in North Wales, and in October the same year he was featured in The Wrexham Leader as well as the Border Counties Advertizer talking about UFO sightings in and around Wrexham throughout the 1970s and 2020s. In the weeks leading up to Hallowe'en 2020, The Wrexham Leader and The Denbighshire Free Press published a list of Nathan Head's top 13 haunted locations in North East Wales, and the week before Hallowe'en 2020 Nathan Head was featured in an article in The Wrexham Leader talking about Cryptids, notably large Black Cat sightings in North Wales.

 

Articles in print

The Chester Leader - September 7th 2020 The Chester Leader - October 28th 2020 The Chester Leader - September 25th 2020 The Chester Leader - October 30th 2020 North Wales Chronicle - September 7th 2020 Rhyll Journal - Christmas 2019 issue Counties Advertizer - October 2020 issue
             
The Free Press - October 7th 2020 The Chester Leader - October 26th 2020 The Chester Leader - October 7th 2020        
             
 
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Gallery of Exploration

Luxor, Upper Egypt

Nathan Head touching Emperor Constantine's declaration which made Christianity the official religion in Egypt, Luxor Temple, January 2009.   A Roman mural depicting a Christian scene is painted over Egyptian Hieroglyphs at Luxor Temple, Upper Egypt.
         
Nathan Head exploring a passage inside the wall of the Festival temple at the temple complex of Amun-Ra in Karnak, Upper Egypt, January 2009.
         

Malta

picture - Inside the crypt of Saint Agatha, Rabat, Malta. Nathan Head inside the crypt of virgin martyr Saint Agatha of Sicily (231-251AD) in Rabat, Malta, September 2010. Saint Agatha of Sicily is the patron saint of Malta.   "Martyre de Sainte Agathe"  painted by Sebastiano del Piombo in 1520. Her memorial is on 5th February and she is also the patron saint of breast cancer patients, martyrs, wet nurses and bell-founders.
         

Valley Of The Kings, Upper Egypt

Nathan Head observes locals sorting through artefacts in the valley of the kings, Upper Egypt, 2009.   Nathan Head at the tomb excavation of KV63 and KV65 in the Valley of the Kings, Upper Egypt, January 11th 2009.
         

Aswan, Uppert Egypt

Nathan Head stood by a Coptic shrine and altar at the temple of Isis on Philae Island in Aswan, Upper Egypt, January 2009. The temple was converted into a Coptic Christian church at the time of Bishop Theodorus in the 6th Century. Even though the temple has since been relocated to Agilkia island due to the rising waters of the Nile, the new island is still referred to as Philae as all the surviving temples and structures were relocated to the new site in the 1960s.
         
picture - Coptic carving at the temple of Isis at Philae Island in Egypt. The temple was converted into a Coptic Christian church at the time of Bishop Theodorus in the 6th Century. Nathan Head stood by a Coptic carving at the temple of Isis on Philae Island in Aswan, Upper Egypt, January 2009. The temple was converted into a Coptic Christian church at the time of Bishop Theodorus in the 6th Century. Even though the temple has since been relocated to Agilkia island due to the rising waters of the Nile, the new island is still referred to as Philae as all the surviving temples and structures were relocated to the new site in the 1960s.
         
Nathan Head exiting the kiosk built by Roman Emperor Trajan on Philae island during his reign of Egypt between 98 to 117. Even though the Kiosk has since been relocated to Agilkia island due to the rising waters of the Nile, the new island is still referred to as Philae as all the surviving temples and structures were relocated to the new site in the 1960s.
   

Knossos, Crete

picture - Northern portico at Minoan Palace at Knossos, Creta. Nathan Head stood by the pillars of the Northern portico at Minoan Palace at Knossos in Crete, September 2009. The palace at Knossos is believed by many to be the mythological Labyrinth from the Greek legend of  Perseus and the Minotaur due to the word Labyrinth translating to "House of the Labrys" and there being so many Labrys symbols etched into the corridors of the temple.
         
picture - Doubleheaded axe, known as a Labrys, the main symbol of the Minoans. Nathan Head in one of many corridors at the ancient Minoan Palace at Knossos, September 2009, showing a carving of a double-headed axe. The double-headed axe, known as a Labrys, was the main symbol of the Minoans and can be found carved into most of their decor. The palace at Knossos is believed by many to be the mythological Labyrinth from the Minotaur legend due to the word Labyrinth translating to "House of the Labrys".
         
picture - Northern portico at the North entrance to the Minoan Palace at Knossos, Creta. Nathan Head walking down the stairs of the Northern portico at the North entrance to the Minoan Palace at Knossos in Crete, September 2009. The palace at Knossos is believed by many to be the mythological Labyrinth from the Greek legend of  Perseus and the Minotaur due to the word Labyrinth translating to "House of the Labrys" and there being so many Labrys symbols etched into the corridors of the temple.
         

Heraklion & Kastelli, Crete

Nathan Head stands by the Venetian port in the original entrance to the walled city of Heraklion, Crete, constructed during the Venetian rule of the island between 1204 and 1645.   Nathan Head buying nuts off a local woman in the small mountain village of Karouzanosi near Kastelli, Crete, September 2009.
             

Kom-Ombo, Uppert Egypt

Nathan Head entering the temple of Egyptian crocodile god Sobek in Kom-Ombo, Upper Egypt, January 2003. Sobek served as a protective deity with apotropaic qualities which people invoked for protection against evil. Kom-Ombo temple was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, when the ancient Greeks ruled over Egypt.
         
Nathan Head returns to the temple of Kom-Ombo in January 2009, six years after his first visit, to study carvings of the Egyptian crocodile god Sobek and falcon god Horus. Sobek served as a protective deity with apotropaic qualities which people invoked for protection against evil and Horus was a war god associated with the daylight sun. Kom-Ombo temple was built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, when the ancient Greeks ruled over Egypt.
         

Babylon, Mesopotamia

Nathan Head stands between two Lamassu sentinels at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.    Nathan Head studying a tablet depicting an ancient Sumerian God at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.
         
Nathan Head stood in front of an ancient tablet depicting the mysterious planet Nibiru, taken at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019. Nibiru was considered the seat of the summus deus who shepherds the stars like sheep, in Babylon identified with Marduk. The Enûma Eliš states "Nibiru is star, which he made appear in the heavens... The stars of heaven, let him set their course; let him shepherd all the gods like sheep." Nibiru is Marduk's star which the gods in heaven caused to be visible. Astronomers believe Nibiru may have possibly been Mercury or an unidentified planet with a highly elongated orbit far beyond Pluto.
         
Nathan Head beside a brick relief of a Mythical Sirrush on the reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate, January 2019.   Nathan Head dwarfed by the reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.
         
Nathan Head in front of the Ishtar Gate reconstruction at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.   The reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.
         
Nathan Head dwarfed by the reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.    Nathan Head studying the reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, January 2019.
         

Edfu, Upper Egypt

Nathan Head stands enigmatically by a supporting column in the temple of Edfu, January 2009. It is said that war god Seth murdered his brother, Osiris, but the goddess Isis was able to conceive a son with the dead Osiris; Horus, who later fought his murderous uncle in an epic battle at Edfu. Horus lost his left eye, the moon, and retaliated by castrating Seth, making the desert infertile. After this battle, Horus became referred to as Heru-ur "Horus the Great" and Ra-Horakhty "Ra, who is Horus of the Two Horizons".
         
The Holy trinity; Osiris, Isis & Horus as depicted by Weidenbach in John Clark Ridpath's 1912 book "With The World's People".
 
  Nathan Head by a column inside Edfu temple, January 2009, showing an unusual depiction of a falcon with human arms stood on a lotus flower next to a star.
         

Beddgelert, Gwynedd, North Wales

Nathan Head entering the ruins of the home of Prince Llywelynn in northwest Wales, in July 2014. Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd, received a pet dog called Gelert as a gift from King John of England. In the legend, Llywelyn returns from hunting to find his baby missing, the cradle overturned, and the dog with a blood-smeared mouth. Believing the dog savaged the child, Llywelyn draws his sword and kills it. After the dog's dying yelp Llywelyn hears the cries of the baby, unharmed under the cradle, along with a dead wolf which had attacked the child and been killed by Gelert.
         
Llywelyn the Great with his sons Gruffydd and Dafydd. Llywelyn the Great, full name Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (c. 1172 – 11 April 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd in north Wales and eventually de facto ruler over most of Wales for 40 years. He made a treaty with King John of England in 1200 and he married John's natural daughter, Joan, in 1205. In 1210, relations deteriorated, and John invaded Gwynedd in 1211. Llywelyn was forced to seek terms and to give up all lands east of the River Conwy, but was able to recover them the following year in alliance with the other Welsh princes. He allied himself with the barons who forced John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. By 1216, he was the dominant power in Wales, holding a council at Aberdyfi that year to apportion lands to the other princes. Following King John's death, Llywelyn concluded the Treaty of Worcester with his successor, Henry III, in 1218. The Peace of Middle in 1234 marked the end of Llywelyn's military career, as the agreed truce of two years was extended year by year for the remainder of his reign. He maintained his position in Wales until his death in 1240 and was succeeded by his son Dafydd ap Llywelyn. 
         
The Legend of Gelert on a plaque at the supposed gravesite of the Welsh Prince's dog. The village is said to have been named after the grave itself, Bedd Gelert being Welsh for "Gelert's Grave". The grave mound is ascribed to the activities of a late 18th Century landlord of the Goat Hotel, David Pritchard, who connected the legend to the village in order to encourage tourism.
         
Headstone remains at the supposed gravesite of the Welsh dog called Gelert, in Beddgelert, Gwynedd, in July 2014.   Nathan Head inside the ruins of the home of Prince Llywelynn in northwest Wales, in July 2014.
         
Nathan Head by the supposed gravesite of the Welsh dog called Gelert, in Beddgelert, Gwynedd, in July 2014. The village is supposedly named after the grave, Bedd Gelert being Welsh for "Gelert's Grave", however it was originally named after an early Christian missionary and leader called Celert (or Cilert) who settled there early in the 8th Century. Similar legends can be found in other parts of Europe and Asia.The earliest record of the name Beddgelert appears on a document dated 1258 where the name recorded is "Bekelert", and in a later document of 1269 it is recorded as "Bedkelerd". 
         

Cairo, Lower Egypt

Nathan Head by the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities at Tahir Square in Cairo, Lower Egypt, January 13th 2009. The Egyptian Museum was established in 1902 and is home to an extensive collection of over 120,000 artefacts, with a representative amount on display and the remainder in storerooms. Unfortunately, looters broke into the Egyptian Museum during the anti-government protests during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011, destroying two Pharaonic mummies and ransacking the ticket office.
         
Nathan Head rummaging for bargain at the old bazaar in Cairo, January 2009, Al Hussein Square in Islamic Cairo. Egypt is renowned for its ancient street markets and bazaars where tourists and visitors can barter for spices, ornaments, gold jewellery, historical replicas, leather goods and other local produce.
         

Giza, Lower Egypt

A very unflattering angle of Nathan Head leaving the main chamber in the satellite pyramid of Queen Hetepheres I on the Giza plateau in Lower Egypt, January 2009. There is heavy evidence to suggest her tomb was tampered with by grave robbers over the centuries, it's even possible that this pyramid may not have been her original burial place and looters merely dumped her remains and treasures here.
         
picture - Sphinx, Giza plateau, Egypt. Nathan Head stood by the Great Sphinx on the Giza plateau in Lower Egypt, January 2009.  The current Arabic name for the monument is أبو الهول‎ Abū al-Haul; "The Terrifying One / Father of dread". The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the face of the Pharaoh Khafra and it is the largest monolith statue in the world, standing 73.5 metres (241 feet) long, 19.3 metres (63 feet) wide, and 20.22 m (66.34 feet) high. The Great Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture still standing, but it is heavily damaged and disfigured with various repairs and additions being created over the millennia as well as water and battle damage, on this picture you can clearly see the weathering from water damage in the lower section of the statue. The Nile used to rise right up to the doors of the Sphinx Temple for three months of every year during the period of what was called the Inundation but the Inundation does not happen anymore because of the Aswan Dam, which was built in the 1960s.
         
Showing the original Anubis statue as Jackal Lake vs the current formation as The Great Sphinx of Giza The Great Sphinx is never mentioned in the Pyramid Texts, or any other texts from ancient Egypt, it is referenced in the Coffin Texts but under a different description. What a lot of people seem to forget is that the Sphinx at Giza didn't always appear as it does today, originally the Great Sphinx was a giant Anubis statue that sat on the banks of the Nile, surrounded by a ceremonial pool which was referenced in the Coffin Texts as the lake of the jackal. The pool would regularly fill up with water from the Nile river for three months of every year during the Inundation. Traditionally, the Pharaoh's son would ritually wash the entrails of his deceased father in Jackal Lake as part of the mummification ceremony, in order to cleans the Pharaoh's innards before the embalming god of the dead, Anubis. The original head of the Anubis statue in Jackal Lake was vandalised during the First Intermediate Period at the end of the Old Kingdom, when chaos reigned and the entire Giza Plateau was ransacked during violent attacks. During the Middle Kingdom period, around 2000BC, the head and neck of Anubis was carved to represent a Pharaoh. It is commonly believed that the head was carved to that of Pharaoh Khafra between 2558 and 2532 BC but it's been suggested that the eye-paint cosmetics seen on the face were not commonly used in Egyptian culture before the 6th Dynasty, making the popular theory of the head being that of Khafra unlikely, however the pleat stripes on the nemes headdress are grouped in three, which was fashionable in the 12th Dynasty. The only other Pharaonic reference to this eye and headdress combination was on a statue of Amenemhet II, the third Pharaoh of the 12th Dynasty.
         
The Great Sphinx of Giza from Hogenberg & Braun's map "Cairus: quae olim Babylon" (1572). For most of it's existence, the Great Sphinx has been submerged in desert sand, with only the top of it's head visible. From the 16th Century up to its excavation, European travellers often assumed that the Great Sphinx's head popping out of the sand was that of a woman, due to the beard falling off over time, and early depictions in woodcuts would illustrate the statue to be the bust of a beautiful lady perched on the desert sand. In 1817 an Italian-led excavation uncovered the chest from beneath the sand, revealing it to be part of a much larger structure, and between 1925 and 1936 the whole statue was unearthed in digs led by Émile Baraize. For some unknown reason, it has since been assumed that the body of the Sphinx is that of a lion, even though it clearly does not look like a lion. In 1931 the Egyptian government reconstructed the head, but they rebuilt it incorrectly and smoothed out the headdress to the neckline, rather like a cobra's hood. The Egyptian government also added lion's paws at the base of the statue to hide the heavy water-damaged rock, the lower half of the statue had at some point been partially submerged in water and the erosion is most likely from Jackal Lake, as there hasn't been heavy rains in that region of Egypt in tens of thousands of years.
         

Llanberis, North Wales

Nathan Head stood outside Dolbadarn Castle at Mount Snowdon in August 2014. Dolbadarn Castle is a fortification built by the Welsh prince Llywelyn the Great during the early 13th Century, at the base of the Llanberis Pass, in North Wales. The stone keep, one of the only few surviving examples of a Welsh round tower. In 1284 Dolbadarn was taken by Edward I, who removed some of its timbers to build his new castle at Caernarfon.
         
Nathan Head on Elidir Fawr mountain overlooking the Llanberis Pass in North Wales, August 2014.     Nathan Head stood outside Dolbadarn Castle at Mount Snowdon in August 2014. 
         

Bideford, North Devon

Nathan Head at the memorial plaque for the last women executed in England for the crime of Witchcraft, December 2018.   The Bideford witches Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susannah Edwards were tried in 1682 at the Exeter Assizes at Rougemont Castle, they were the last to be executed in England for such crimes.
         

Esna, Upper Egypt

Nathan Head overlooking Claudius's Hypostyle hall at the temple of the ram-headed creation god Khnum in Esna, Upper Egypt, January 2009. Tuthmosis III laid the foundations of the temple in the 18th dynasty but Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors completed construction, Roman Emperor Claudius ruled Egypt from 41BC to 54BC. Ancient Egyptians knew the region as Latopolis. Latopolis, along with Denderah, was known for being a centre of ancient Egyptian astronomy and many star charts have been found in those regions, showing signs of the Zodiac as well as planetary positions and alignments of set dates and year ranges.
         
Ceiling of the temple of Khnum depicting astral icons and star charts at Claudius's Hypostyle hall in Esna, Upper Egypt. This chart on the ceiling of the pronaos is the larger Latopolitan Zodiac, or "The Big Esna Zodiac". Tuthmosis III laid the foundations of the temple in the 18th dynasty but Ptolemaic and Roman Emperors completed construction, Roman Emperor Claudius ruled Egypt from 41BC to 54BC.
         
Illustration showing the two Esna Zodiacs in detail. Dating of these Zodiacs, along with the two other known ancient Egyptian star charts found in Denderah, was done using the astronomical software HOROS, which was developed by Russian mathematician G.V. Nosovskij, in an astronomical program called PLANETAP.9. The Round Denderah Zodiac shows the morning of March 20th 1185, The Long Zodiac shows the date range of April 22th to 26th 1168, The Big Esna Zodiac shows the date range of March 31st to April 3rd 1394 and The Small Esna Zodiac displays the days May 6th to May 8th 1404. These dates completely contradict the chronology of ancient Egypt, but the results display the possibility of the Egyptians predicting the positions of the astral bodies.
         

Abu Simbel, Nubia

Nathan Head peering over a dividing wall by the temple of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009. The twin temples were originally carved out of the mountainside as a lasting monument to Pharaoh Rameses II and his queen Nefertari to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh, Rameses II ruled Egypt for 66 years from 1270 to 1213 BC.
         
Nathan Head at the foot of the funerary temple of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009. The internal chamber of his temple would light up two times a year, on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne around February 22nd and on October 22nd for his birthday. Every year on the Sun Festival, crowds gather before sunrise to observe the stream of light gradually sneaking through the stone and enlightening the statuettes of Ramses next to sun god Ra and creation god Amun in the central chamber. Only the fourth statue, Ptah the god of darkness, would remain in the shade.
         
Inside the rear chamber in the temple of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, which would light up two times a year, on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne around February 22nd and on October 22nd for his birthday. Every year on the Sun Festival, crowds gather before sunrise to observe the stream of light gradually sneaking through the stone and enlightening the statuettes of Ramses next to sun god Ra and creation god Amun in the central chamber. Only the fourth statue, Ptah the god of darkness, would remain in the shade.
         
Nathan Head sat att he feet of the huge carved figures in the front of the temple of Rameses II at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009.   Nathan Head stands by a statue of a Falcon at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009.
     
Nathan Head standing in front of the temple of Nefertari at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009.   Nathan Head looking up at the temple of Nefertari at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, January 2009.
         
Scale model showing the original and current positions of the carved temples at Abu-Simbel, Nubia, which were moved brick-by-brick up the mountain between 1964 and 1968 to escape rising waters from Lake Nasser.

 

Collection of Ancient Texts

Nathan Head is also a collector of ancient religious and occult texts, highlights from his private collection are listed below.

 

  • First edition copy of Keightley's Mythology (1839).
  • First English edition of Transcendental Magic by Eliphas Levi (1896).
  • Full-colour copy of the Mesoamerican manuscript the Codex Borgia.
  • 1948 collection of reproductions of early 16th Century woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer.
  • Full-colour reproduction of scrolls depicting the Egyptian Book Of Coming Forth By Day from 1250BC.
  • Reproduction of the 1487 guide to witch-hunting; The Malleus Maleficarum.
  • 1868 reprint of the 1510 apocalyptic wood cut collection Keine Passion by Albrecht Dürer.
  • 1866 edition of Curious Myths Of The Middle Ages by S.Baring-Gould.
  • Full-colour copy of the Aztec manuscript the Codex Mendoza.
  • Hand-scribed reproduction of the Compendium Rarissimum Totius Artis Magicae Sistematisatae Per Celeberrimos Artis Hujus Magistros from 1775.
  • Full English translation of 17th Century Grimoire The Lesser Key Of Solomon containing the complete works of the Lemageton:
         (Ars Goetia of the 72 Demons, Ars Theurgia Goetia, Ars Paulina, Ars Almadel and Ars Notoria).