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
Dating Late Middle Kingdom Scarabs - In the second part of his series, Fred Vink shows how study of private scarabs can lead to a methodology for dating their owners.
The Musée Royale de Mariemont: 1 - The first half of Hilary Wilson’s description of this important Egyptian collection and its history.
The Mastaba of Mehu at Saqqara - A newly-opened tomb is described and photographed by Geoffrey Lenox-Smith.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages - In the first part of a new series, John Ward and Maria Nilsson introduce us to this important site in Upper Egypt and explore the rock art found there.
Were There Child Soldiers in Ancient Egypt? - Amandine Marshall looks for the evidence of recruitment of young children into military roles.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 16 - Campbell Price finds some interesting new information among the inscriptions on the inner coffin of Asru, one of the most familiar artefacts in the Manchester collection.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at the “Belts and Braces” used by the ancient Egyptians to hold up their kilts.