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
Famine in Ancient Egypt - Even in fertile Egypt, starvation sometimes threatened, as Joseph L. Thimes explains.
A Tale of Two Walls - Jun Yi Wong explains the reasons for the boundary walls of ancient Egyptian temples.
“I’m Not Pentewere” - Dylan Bikerstaffe challenges the identification of the ‘Screaming Mummy’.
Cleopatra - In the final part of her series documenting the Ptolemaic dynasty, Sarah Griffiths looks at the reign and legacy of Cleopatra VII.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 11 - Campbell Price describes a kneeling statue of Hor-Psamtek.
Papyrus for the People - A project to make parts of the Petrie Museum’s collection more accessible to the general public is described by Louise Bascombe, Anna Garnett and Maria Ragan.
The Mysteries of Nefertiti: Part 2 - Aidan Dodson tracks Nefertiti’s rise from Akhenaten’s consort to Pharaoh of Egypt.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson studies the School Reports of ancient Egyptian children.