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
The Ancient Names of the Pyramids - Andrew Fulton tells us the names that the ancient Egyptians used to identify the pyramids.
The Osirion at Abydos - The enigmatic complex behind Sety I’s temple is described by Geoffrey Lenox-Smith.
Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush - Stanley M. Burstein begins a series of articles on ancient Nubia by outlining the history of Egypt’s southern neighbour and the relationship between the two countries in pharaonic times.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 27 - A faience bowl from Gurob depicting a scene from everyday life is the object chosen by Campbell Price in this issue.
Gebel el-Silsila Throughout the Ages: 7 - Maria Nilsson and John Ward continue their series of articles on the history of the ancient quarrying site by looking at the evidence for Late Period and Graeco-Roman activity there.
A Boat and a Horse in the Desert - Why should there be a relief of a Nile boat and a statuette of a horse in a mining settlement deep in the Eastern Desert? Barbara Tratsaert investigates two unusual finds.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the role of women and the nature of marriage in ancient Egypt.