Internationally acclaimed Photographer, Author, Broadcaster, Lecturer & Travel Consultant; Retired Archaeologist Dr. Peter J. Shield
"Dare to be Different"
For Medical reasons I have made the decision to move back to Spain and the U.K. We will be resident in Almeria, Spain from October 1st. Our primary residence will be in Bedford U.K.
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Internationally acclaimed Photographer Dr. Peter J. Shield - click here to view is on line Photographic collection available through Bigstock.
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Click on the picture of Malta's beautiful harbor taken over 50 years ago - to visit my photographic collection shot during my first visit - 1957-1960! Soon to be exhibited in Malta following my return in October (2018)
I am delighted to announce that I have been invited to join the distinguished writers at "Ancient Origins"
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My latest book! Click here to preview!
I should like to invite you to preview my latest book "The Maltese Shroud". Now published by Amazon and Kindle. This Historic Fiction will contain over 30 unique pictures of the remarkable island of Malta. PLEASE CLICK ON THE COVER PICTURE!
At work- the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, at Palaipafos, Cyprus
What a delightful visit to this historic site. More pictures to follow.
The sad passing of a truly great Archaeologist and Friend - Dr. David Trump.
The late Dr David Trump and Dr.Shield
RIP......It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing yesterday (September 1st,2016) of my dear friend and mentor Dr. David Trump - the archaeologist who introduced me to this amazing profession - he will be missed dearly by all his friends at Cambridge and here in Malta. David was just three years older than I at 85 years. He is a great loss to our profession and the world. Dr. Peter J. Shield PhD,ARP,CSST.
The Gozo Guide.com - (http://thegozoguide.com) What's on and where to go in Amazing Gozo! Your weekly guide to Malta's treasure island! Click on the picture below to visit GTVweb.com
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A trip back in time to my Magic Mortuary Station!
All Aboard - The Pancake Express
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Full house - thank you all.
My sincere thanks to all who attended my lecture "Visitors from Space" at the Smithsonian's National Atomic Testing Museum on Friday the 10th June. Despite my recent ear operation - everything went smoothly. To learn more about available lectures please visit http://arealindianajones.com
Meet a real "Indiana Jones" -click here!
My new book goes to the printers!
The magical Island of Gozo , just off the coast of the Island of Malta. I was here to create an illustrated book on Gozo. Click on the image below of Xlendi at eventide to view some of the pictures from my daily shoots.
Evening decends on Xlendi Bay - click here!
My latest Book "Malta" - click here!
Click on the picture here to order my latest full color illustrated book: "Malta" the ultimate guide to retirement or just a great vacation.
Discover Belize -click here!
II am thrilled to announce the publication of my Book on Belize by American Star Books ! The ultimate retirement destination! Click on the Orchid opposite to discover more! Enjoy a FREE e- copy by clicking the cover or go to http://belizeanretirement.com
"I picked an ORCHID IN BELIZE"
Like my most recent book "Malta" it focuses on everything you need to know to move or visit this great little country. During my 6 weeks there I photographed everything in sight and interviewed all those interested and interesting, so as to bring you an amazing collection of images and firsthand accounts from the people who know! My publishers America Star Books will be distributing the book worldwide including Amazon, Barns and Noble and at book fairs around the globe. This will be book number 8.
Click on the cover of my new book "Belize" to discover Paradise Lost - Orchid Bay Resort!
A lifetime of Archaeological research
Like my boyhood idol Howard Carter, I entered the field of Archaeology without any University qualifications. At 17 I joined the British Air force hoping to become an Arial photographer, however the aptitude tests at that time steered me into the field of communications and I graduated three years later. My interest in photography persisted and on leaving the service after 10 years I became Associated Press's photojournalist covering the middle east and based on the island of Malta. During that time I was recruited by the then Maltese Government Department of Information from 1955 – 1960 and assigned the task of recording all the treasures left by the Knights and displayed in the museums and Churches on the Islands. My love of ancient history and the thrill of discovery was recognized by Cambridge University's Dr. David Trump, who was the head of archaeological excavations on the island and I was invited to join their team whose main focus at that time were the catacombs of St. Peter & St. Paul and St. Agatha's in Rabat. I was to spend the next 5 magical years working alongside the remarkable Doctor, and Fr. Victor Camilleri MSSP (Missionary Society of St. Paul's.) Victor was to remain a close friend until his untimely demise on Dec.15th 2011. During those 5 years I was privileged to photograph and record all the archaeological sites on the islands of Malta and Gozo, including the amazing G’gantija (3,600 – 3,000 B.C.), the earliest freestanding stone monument built by man. It pre dates the pyramids of Egypt and are older than England’s Stonehenge. I have spent considerable time at Stonehenge in the 50’s and again in 1988. During my two-year return visit to the Island to write my most recent book “Malta ”, I designed a photo marketing program for introduction at all Malta’s most frequently visited Archaeological sites. I filmed a pilot program at “Ghar Dalam” the cave of Darkness, for my World of Unexplained Mysteries (Malta) television series. My work on the remarkable “Shroud of Turin” Mystery resulted in the re-mastering of my interviews with the Sturp group, researching the results of their investigative study conducted in 80's into the authenticity of this amazing artifact. I was also able to record details of the long forgotten “Shroud of Malta”, full details of which are recorded on my World of Unexplained Mysteries web site http://worldofunexplainedmysteries.com. The amazing Shroud of Rabat plays a major role in my new novel "In The Image Of His God - the Curse of the Shroud" available at http://pjshield.com or on Amazon.com. During the 80’s, an Exhibition of my replica artifacts from the Louve Museum in Paris, toured Australia and was also used as the basis of my presentation of the Howard Carter Story to Australian High School Students. In my 70 odd years I have had the opportunity to work, visit and write about archaeological sites in China, Cyprus, Australia, Central and South America, Ireland, Great Briton, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, Cambodia, and Malta to name but a few.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to study at England's Cambridge University, Nottingham University and Dublin's Trinity college in Ireland; and In the USA at UNLV here in Las Vegas. Thanks to the internet, and after over 50 years of dedication to the field of art preservation and archaeology, my lifetime work was recognized and I applied for and was granted the degree in Art and Archaeology that I had so long coveted.
In my semi retirement, and at 85 years young, I have entered a new and exciting field of exploration - Back in my beloved Malta and the magical island of Gozo.
Peter J. Shield
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A highlight of my tour; I return to Stonehenge after a 20 year absence with my wife Rose and her UK family - Daughter Ramona and Granddaughter Ricarda, to celebrate my 79th Birthday! Please click on this picture to visit our YOUTUBE record of this event (http://youtube.com/pjshield ). It was remarkable to see the great improvements to the visitor facilities since my last visit. Parking is FREE, but there is a fee to enter the site itself, however the view is just as good from outside the fence! Passing traffic is drawn to a standstill as everyone wishes to view these amazing stones- so be prepared for a slow crawl.
Stonehenge - England Oct.2012
The Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication
Beautiful letter from Chinese Professor at the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication
Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC) was established in 1978, and has grown up as a general polytechnic university of technology, humanities, arts, and management.
From: Professor Nancy Cao
To:"Dr. Peter J. Shield PhD"
Sent: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 08:38 PM
Dear Dr. Shield,
You are an amazing person, and I did a search on you. I want to tell you how you influenced me while growing up on your program on mysteries. I learned much and gained much knowledge about the world and was always wanting to learn more about those archeological finds you unmasked. I truly enjoyed them. I must say that they were part of the impetus that made me a professor and gave me the sense of wonder of discovery.
I would like to find your books and read them if possible. I live in China, where it would be rather difficult to obtain them. Perhaps, if you have any back copies, you would graciously consent to send me a few, to be donated to the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communications in Beijing, China after reading them several times. They would be greatly enjoyed by our students, who also have a vast history of many discoveries still being made today. I wonder if you have participated in any of the research being done in China today. If this is possible, please let me know and I will send you my address. The website for the university is http://www.bigc.edu.cn/ and it has been translated into English.
I was also wondering if any of your works have been translated into Chinese. Dr. Su and I specialize in joint translations for publication in China. We did the book, Read My Lips, No More Taxes by Dan Ostrander about ex-President George W. Bush Sr., a huge success here in China.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
My belated condolences on the loss of a beloved son, as per from your website.
Professor Nanxi Cao
Dr. Shield filming in Xian,China -1985
TV Series Treatment!- click here.
Dr Peter J Shield is the "Yard Sale Archaeologist!" In this exciting TV reality show Peter will use his 50 + years as working archaeologist and collector to share his secrets on how to become a successful 'yard sale archaeologist' just like him. Viewers learn to negotiate and collect antiques and collectables from their own neighborhoods. They learn to open up their own shops in local antique malls like Peter's Hall of Antiquities in Las Vegas . Click on the cover of his book to learn more!
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Dr. Shield takes great pride in his appointment as a "Class A" Special Olympics Coach and Sports Volunteer. - seen opposite with wife Rose at the Basket Ball finals in Las Vegas Saturday April 14th.2012, and on May 11th, 2013 at the Southern Nevada Track and Field Regional Finals.
You may listen to Dr. Shield's "World of Unexplained Mysteries" and you can view many of his shows on his YouTube channel) http://youtube.com/pjshield.
NOTE: The radio show is now in summer recess!
4th July Parade,2012 - Bolder City NV
Dr. Shield and Dr. Lonnie L.Hammargren at the Atomic Museum roundtable - Click on the picture above to visit the Hammargren Home of Nevada History
On Sept. 2nd 2011, the Atomic Testing Musium welcomed special guests including His Excellency Mr. Erlanidrissov,Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, Congress Woman Shelley Berkley,and Las vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman,and a full house of specially invited guests to the Atomic Testing Museum's commemoration of the United Nations International Day Against Nuclear Tests, and the 20th Anniversary of Closure of the Soviet Semipalatinsk Nuclear Site
Dr. Shield with the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval at the Nevada Governor's Conference on Tourism
Dr. Shield with Mayor Carolyn and Husband Oscar Goodman at the opening of the Mob Museum - click here!
Pope to visit the sacred location where the Shroud was concealed in my novel
Please take the time to enjoy this amazing video coverage of the Pope's visit to the sacred grotto of St. Paul, on the island of Malta. The Pope was following in the footsteps of Pope John Paul II, in 2001. His visit commemorates the shipwreck of St. Paul on the Island over 1900 years ago. You can read all about this sacred grotto in my book "In the Image Of His God", full details of which can be seen below!
Dr. Peter J. Shield's New book - " The Maltese Shroud"
Click on You Tube report below to see what prompted me to write "The Shroud of Rabat" - soon to be published by AmericaStar Books.!
Rome Reports has posted this interesting video about flaws in the carbon-14 tests that indicated the Shroud of Turin is not the burial cloth of Jesus.
But Italian scientists now have concluded the 1988 tests were conducted improperly and therefore that their findings — that the shroud is a forgery created in the medieval period — should be rejected and new tests conducted.
Other scientific tests conducted on the shroud indicate it was made in the Holy Land at around the time of the death of Christ.
Click on the Shroud image here to visit the Shroud of Turin Convention Pix.
My sincere thanks to all attendees at the International Shroud of Turin convention held at the Blackwell Hotel, Columbus Ohio University Aug.14-17th 2008, for their warm welcome and in particular to my old friend Rex Morgan who has to take the blame for getting me involved with the Shroud over 30 years ago. Rex co-hosted my original Radio interviews and has written several great books on the subject of the Shroud, which take pride of place in my library. I thank Rex for his friendship and especially for his generous endorsement and kind remarks about my new book . Coming from Rex as an internationally recognized author and Shroud expert it is praise indeed. Peter J. Shield PhD.
Monica, TV Channel 5's news anchor and host of "More" proclames Dr. Shield "Las Vegas's most charming man!" Tuesday Nov.10th 2009 Channel 5's popular morning show featured Dr. Peter J. Shield's new book "Seniors guide to the dating game"
Click on this picture to read about Dr. Shield's invitation to Tiger Woods to visit his Secret Island!
Click on the above picture to visit YouTube selections from Peter J. Shield's Vegas Mysteries.
Peter J. Shield's "World of Unexplained Mysteries"
“Dr. Peter J. Shield has spent over 40 years writing, producing and hosting his “World of Unexplained Mysteries” Radio and Television series. http://worldofunexplainedmysteries.com In 2009 tied the knot with his 7th domestic partner. Peter spent 11 years of his life as a professional Magician, ‘catching bullets between his teeth’ literally!
He has during that time lived and worked in 25 countries around the world. In the 50’s he joined Cambridge Universities archaeological team on the excavation of St. Agathas and St. Paul’s catacombs on the remote island of Malta where this story takes place. In 1987 he became involved with the research team investigating the Shroud of Turin and was intrigued with the search for the truth as to the authenticity of this most sacred object said to be the burial cloth of Christ. Over 29 mysterious deaths have been associated with this most Holy relic! ! All references to the Shroud, The Knights and the investigative study of the sacred cloth are factual including the reported deaths of over 29 of those associated with the Shroud during its recorded history. The source of the image however has yet to be discovered. In “In the Image of His God” Dr. Shield proposes an incredible scenario involving The Knights Templar, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pope John Paul II and a plot by the infamous Illuminati to bring about the downfall of theCatholic Church! His book will be available at amazon.com & Barnes & Noble.com in August 2008. Published by Outskirts Press.
Peter is available by arrangement for Media interviews either in person or by telephone. A complimentary CD of Peter’s historic edited interviews with members of the STURP team is available on request and may be broadcast provided a credit to the new book is mentioned each time a track is played
MEDIA CREDITS Peter’s “World of Unexplained Mysteries” Radio segments have been heard across
Australia and in Europe & Asia for over 20 years. Peter’s media credits include:
Peter is a featured Travel writer Peter's Books ;
"The Maltese Shroud" an Amazon Publication - Historic Fiction;
"Seniors Guide to the Dating Game"
"Timeshare..You bought What" - the definitive guide to everything
"Malta" a guide to this remarkable island.
"My Fun Life" - A look at the timeshare industry.
Feature Writer - Owners Perspective Magazine (UK) Daily Television shows including "Vegas Mysteries" and "My Special Guest"
Radio KLAV1230am Las Vegas USA Macquire Radio network Australia (47 stations) Radio 2UE Sydney Radio 2WS Sydney Radio 4BH Brisbane OnDa Cero Radio - BBC (Spain) Channel 9 T.V. Sydney Channel 10 T.V. Perth Vegas Webcast.com Channel 8 Bundergburg Qld. Peter is an award winning accredited Photojournalist.
As Associated Press representative, Peter’s pictures of unrest
in the middle east graced the pages of every national newspaper
and magazine IN THE WORLD! Peter is a recognized authority in the field of International Resort
and Timeshare Development. He has completed 4 world tours and has lectured and appeared in
over 15 countries including Australia, Canada, USA, Hong Kong,
Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Japan,
Central America, Malta, Cyprus, Spain and Gibraltar,
before moving to Las Vegas in 1992. He continues to travel the world from his home in Las Vegas,
and writes for a world wide audience of over one million