Ancient Egypt Magazine
Volume 7 issue
3 December 2006
/ January 2007
7 ISSUE 3 CONTENTS
From our Egypt Correspondent
Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest
news from Egypt, including the moving of the
Rameses II statue.
The Writing is on the Wall ...
... but should it be? AE reveals the growing
problem of modern graffiti at some of the most
important archeological sites in Egypt.
Photo Feature: more on the
Imhotep Museum at Saqqara
AE presents unique photographs of some of the
stunning exhibits at the new museum at Saqqara.
Dying to be Egyptian
Elisabeth Kerner looks at some of the
lesser-known cemeteries in London, with
their “Egyptianising” architecture.
The Tomb of Harwa at Thebes
Chris Naunton writes about the excavations
and finds in one of the largest private
tombs (dating to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty)
in the Theban Necropolis.
Ancient Egyptian Technology
Denys Stocks, in the first of three
articles, reveals how the ancient Egyptians
cut and carved the hardest of stones for
their monuments and statues.
Mary Chubb: Writer and
A brief biography by Elizabeth Griesman.
Hilary Wilson looks at baskets..
of Nekhen News
Renée Friedman looks at the many and varied finds
from the ancient city of Hierakonpolis and what they
reveal about the inhabitants.
- for younger readers
Meet the personalities involved in Egyptology
today, and learn about the issues.
Exhibition Previews and Reviews
Egyptology on the Internet
to Ancient Egypt (chisel and stone not required)
Coming in future issues
– Dahabeeyas on the NileAE looks at the age of elegant travel on the river, on
two-masted sailing boats, and how it is still possible to
sail in the wake of Giovanni Belzoni and Amelia
– Tombs with LatitudeDid the ancient Egyptians know the size of the earth
and select specific locations for their important sites,
using this information? John Wall investigates.
– Ancient Egypt and The BibleMichael Tunnicliffe looks at the evidence to see if
there are any direct links between Egypt and the
Holy Land and archaeological “proof ” of Biblical
– The Ancient Stones SpeakPart two of the practical series of articles by Pam
Scott on hieroglyphs – on how to read royal names.
After reading this article, anyone should be able to
make sense of the cartouches containing the names
carved on the walls of temples and tombs.
– A Woman of the GilfJanet Robinson travels to the Gilf Kebir in the
south of Egypt and visits a newly discovered cave full
of ancient rock art.
– The Temple of Khonsu at KarnakCharlotte Booth visits the small, but well-preserved,
Temple of Khonsu in the great temple complex of