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
Slander in the Museum
John J. Taylor recounts how the calm of the British Museum was shattered when Wallis Budge was taken to court by Hormuzd Rassam.
Betty Winkelman explores the site in the Sinai the Egyptians called ‘the turquoise mountain’.
I, Ushabti: “I shall do it, here I am”
Jan Summers Duffy explores the history of these ubiquitous artifacts.
Unwrapping the Identity of the Macclesfield Mummy
Bryony Renshaw investigates the life and times of Shebmut, ‘Singer in the Interior of Amun’
Highlights of the Manchester Museum: No. 7
Campbell Price chooses a bronze statuette that represents the Apis bull.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers
Hilary Wilson looks at Busy Bees.
Excavating at the Ramesseum
Amandine Marshall summarises the history of the temple as revealed by the work of the French Archaeological Mission of Thebes.
The Nome Symbols of Egypt
In the second part of his exploration into the origins of nomes, Andrew Fulton looks at the meaning and significance of their names.