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
Archaeology and Archives - Carl Graves and Stephanie Boonstra select the glass-plate negatives of Abydos in the EES archives and Margaret Mountford explains how they were made.
Meritptah: the World’s First Female Doctor? - No so, says Wolfram Grajetski – she never existed, although she appears in several books and has a crater on Mars named after her!
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 14 - Campbell Price describes a cartonnage mummy cover from Hawara.
Tutankhamun: The Extra-Terrestrial Connection - A jewel in one of the boy king’s pectorals may have come from a comet, according to the latest research reported by Colin Reader.
The Sohag National Museum - Geoffrey Lenox-Smith takes us on a tour of a newly-opened museum in Egypt.
The Manchester Autopsy of Mummy 1770 - The evolution of the Manchester Mummy Project is described by Jenefer Cockitt and Rosalie David