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
Tales of Antiquities at the Luxor Hotel - Sylvie Weens traces the source and fate of some important statuary that once could be seen in the garden of Luxor’s first hotel.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 15 - Campbell Price describes a face-mask, found at Kahun, that was worn in life.
Egypt in Cuba - The Egyptian collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana is described by Mila Álvarez Sosa and Irene Morfini.
Name and Title Scarabs - In the first of a two-part series, Fred Vink explores an important source of information about the late Middle Kingdom.
The Pharaoh’s Treaure: When Papyrus Ruled the World - John Gaudet praises a plant that brought wealth to ancient Egypt by providing the world with writing-paper for four thousand years.
The Opet Festival, Linguistic Confusion and Temple Names - Andrew Fulton discusses an important annual procession in ancient Egypt and its relationship to the names of the temples it visited.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes “Feathers in Their Hair” – the different feathered crowns seen on ancient Egypt’s gods, kings and queens.