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Ancient Egypt Magazine

Volume 6 issue 5 April/May 2006

ISSUE 35 CONTENTS

FEATURES

A “New” tomb in the valley of the Kings

AE reports on the newly-discovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings, containing seven coffins and many storage jars. How was the tomb found and who could the occupants be?

Sinful Barbarians and Part- Time Legionaries

The area surrounding the Temple of Isis at Philae was the scene of some fierce fighting in the fifth century AD. Ross Cowan tells the story.

Featured Pharaoh: The God’s Father Ay

Ay held senior positions in the court through the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, before he himself became Pharaoh. Marshall Hindley examines the evidence.

Photo Feature: the Anubis Chapel in the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

AE looks at the surviving decoration in this well-preserved Chapel in the much-visited temple at Deir el Bahri.

Did the ancient Egyptians ever reach Malta?

The ancient Egyptians had a lucrative trade with Eastern Mediterranean nations and islands. Anton Mifsud and Marta Farrugia look at evidence for their reaching as far as Malta.

The Friends of Nekhen

In the second of her regular articles, Renée Friedman looks at the discoveries made in the cemeteries of Hierakonpolis, which have revealed the earliest attempts in Egypt at mummification and some remarkable grave goods.

Book Reviews Netfishing
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Meet the personalities involved in Egyptology today, and learn about the issues.

Exhibition Previews and Reviews

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Egyptology on the Internet

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Preview of cover for issue 36 (June/July 2006)

Coming in future issues of ANCIENT EGYPT

More News from the Valley of the Kings
on the excavation of the new tomb plus news of other discoveries made elsewhere in Egypt.

Belzoni’s Sarcophagi
Dylan Bickerstaffe investigates Belzoni’s role in the mad scramble for Egyptian antiquities in the early 1800s.

Ancient Egyptian Wine
New research reveals the colour and composition of ancient Egyptian wine.

Byzantine Egypt
Sean McLachlan looks at the early Christians in Egypt and discovers that ancient Egyptian thoughts and traditions affect the way that millions of people worship today.

The Friends of Nekhen
More news from the Heirakonpolis Expedition.

Plus many more articles and, of course, our regular features.

 

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