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
Exeter’s Egyptianised Catacombs - Lou Selene-Sayall recounts the extraordinary tale of the building of these Victorian tombs.
The Collapse of the Kingdom of Meroë - In the third of our series of articles focussing on ancient Nubia, Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin offers new insights into the reasons for the fall of third Kushite kingdom.
Nefertari Especially Favoured by Ramesses II - Dylan Bickerstaffe asks why Nefertari achieved greater prominence than any of his other wives.
The Last Temples of Ancient Egypt - Simon Bralee chronicles the religious conflict that surrounded their dissolution.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 29- Campbell Price describes an offering table with a special meaning.
Inside the Step Pyramid of Djoser Sean McLachlan takes a tour of the recently re-opened interior chambers.
The Chancellor in Ancient Egypt -Wolfram Grajetzki explores the history of the role and the people who held it.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers Hilary Wilson tells us about Meretseger, the snake goddess worshipped by the villagers of Deir el-Medina.