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Ancient Egypt Magazine
Volume 7 issue 2 October/November 2006
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Coming major articles in the December/January issue include:
Dying to be Egyptian. AE looks at a some of the lesser–known funerary monuments of London which have adopted an Egyptian theme.
Technology in ancient Egypt. A three-part series by Denys Stocks on the technology the ancient Egyptians used to make their monuments and carve their statues. Denys has, using practical research and experimentation and using exact replicas of ancient tools, re-discovered many of the ancient skills and has been able to show exactly how some of the hardest stones were cut and carved.
The Friends of Nekhen: the final of our six-part series on work at this important site looks at some of the important finds made their over the last few seasons of excavation and what they can tell us about life in the ancient city.
The Tomb of Harwa at Thebes: Chris Naunton looks at the little-known but important and impressive tomb of Harwa (a high official of the 25th Dynasty), in the Assasif on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor. A major excavation and clearance of the tomb, means that for the first time we can see how the individual rooms in the tomb were decorated and their purpose and meaning.
Egypt’s newest Museum: A look at the new "Imhotep Museum" at Saqqara, with its displays showing the history of one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Egypt.
Plus an increased number of pages for our News from Egypt, with reports on a number of significant discoveries and the moving of the colossal statue of Rameses II from the centre of Cairo to Giza.
And all our regular features, book reviews and news of Egyptological meetings and events around the country and a list of the many Egyptology societies in the UK and abroad.
In future issues
The Ancient Stones Speak. If anyone has ever wondered what the ancient inscriptions actually mean, then this second in a major series of three articles, tells all. Written by hieroglyph teacher Pam Scott the articles will explain how to read royal names and what they mean. This is an easy to understand and practical guide which will appeal to anyone interested in the subject or just planning a trip to Egypt.
The temple of Khons at Karnak. Charlotte Booth looks at this small, but well preserved temple in the heart of great complex of temples at Karnak.
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