Stuck between two career paths

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So for a while now, (at least since being around 9) I have always had the idea that I would be an Architect. I have always enjoyed not only drawing floor plans etc, but I like the aesthetics of building too. Even now at 17, I'm about to apply to Uni for Architectural Engineering.

However, I have always had a passion for all things Archaeology, Ancient History and Classical. I could sit and talk about, read about and watch documentaries on Ancient History for literally hours on end. The Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, you name it, I love it. I do Classical Civilisation at A- Level and I find it really interesting. I also love learning Latin and Ancient Greek. I've contemplated getting a PhD and becoming a professor, although it is a tough and tedious process.

To cut a long story short, I feel like engineering might lead me down a path that looks appealing, but is in essence quite mentally demanding in terms of mathematics and physics. In addition, Architects are (from what I've researched) a bit underpayed.

Do you think I have delusioned myself into Architecture from a young age? Should I change my plan of action before I apply to Uni in the next months?

Any comments would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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