December / January 2005
, written by experts in the field of Egyptology, is a lively informative global magazine appealing to Egyptology professionals and anyone with an interest in this fascinating early civilisation.
Published bimonthly, this glossy well-presented magazine brings readers up to date with the latest news, discoveries, excavations and research into the history of Egypt from Predynastic times through to the modern era.
There are in-depth articles on the building of the pyramids, the lives of the great Pharaohs, brewing and agriculture, health and disease, gods and goddesses, tombs and temples and ancient Egyptian art and culture. Find out about great Egyptologists and explorers, and ancient priests and peasants; discover more about Egyptian technology and the latest DNA and scanning techniques. How did Tutankhamun die? How did hieroglyphic writing work? What did ancient Egyptians eat for breakfast?
All this plus guides to museum collections, reviews of the latest books and interactive media and event listings for all UK Egyptology Societies and major worldwide conferences and exhibitions.
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Highlights from Issue 84 include:
· News from Amarna
- Professor Barry Kemp reports on his team’s work at the Great Aten Temple.
· Harold Jones, Artist and Egyptologist
- the tragic story of this talented “Welshman in Egypt”.
· Colin Reader explains why he believes that the Great Sphinx at Giza
was first carved as a lion in the Early Dynastic Period.
· Egyptomania for Ladies
- Anne Midgley shares pictures of some of her favourite Egypt-inspired household items.
· For Younger Readers
– ducks in ancient Egypt: food, offerings and artwork
· Joyce Tyldesley completes her series on ancient Egypt’s gods and goddesses with the Warrior goddess Neith
· Climbing pyramids
– Scouting founder Baden-Powell’s fascination with ancient Egypt
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages: 5 - The Ramesside Period, Part 1 – Maria Nilsson, John Ward and Moamen Saad look at some of the monuments of the Nineteenth Dynasty.
A New Role for the Four Sons of Horus? Joan Padgham investigates the funerary ‘sunrise scene’ and the role the four canopic deities played in representing the deceased.
The Raptors of Gebel el-Silsila - John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify more of the ancient images of birds carved in the rocks of the quarry site.
Gone Fishing! Joseph L. Thimes investigates the techniques and tools used by the ancient Egyptians to fish for food and for sport.
The Religious Meaning of Sledges - Why did the ancient Egyptians use wheeled transport only for military purposes? Nacho Ares proposes an explanation.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 24 - Campbell Price describes one of the lesser known objects in the Museum’s collection: a ‘Stick Shabti ’ of Teti-sa-intef.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson undertakes some experimental Egyptology as she investigates the different kinds of headcloths worn by the pharaohs.