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
Lovely Ugly Bes - Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter looks beyond the fearsome appearance of the god to find charm and religious significance.
Natural Pyramids - Wojciech Ejsmond thinks that pyramidshaped hills took the place of pyramids for later pharaohs.
Herodotus and Egypt - Kevin Harrison restores the reputation of the much-maligned ‘Father of History’.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 23 - The stela of Pawerem is brought to our attention by Campbell Price.
A Predynastic Chieftain? - Maria Nilsson and John Ward examine the rock art sur rounding a famous scene at Shatt el-Rigal, north of Gebel el-Silsila.
The Desert Birds of Gebel el-Silsila - John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify the bird images carved in the rocks of the important excavation site.
The Brain in Ancient Egypt - The ancient medical practitioners understood the importance of the brain, says Ira Rampil.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson provides a Summer Reading List for Covid-19 lockdown.