Nikolaus Cox, Archaeologist, Artist & Author

“I am a New Zealand-German archaeologist, artist, and author. My interest in archaeology began during my journalism career in Bolivia. I have continued to write and my published works, though primarily journalistic, include science fiction. I am an operatic librettist, and my debut piece premiered last year. I have co-authored and illustrated a book on Islamic archaeology, specifically sites threatened by modern sectarian warfare. As well as hosting my own podcast-The Mystorians Podcast-I was a guest on several others where I discussed topics ranging from cryptozoology and mythology to my 2020 archaeological expedition to the Solomon Islands. My passion is for the exploration and dissemination of knowledge, and my art reflects this: I paint designs inspired by the ideals of adventure.”