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Ancient Egypt Magazine

Volume 7 issue 4 February/March 2007

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VOLUME 7 ISSUE 4 CONTENTS

FEATURES

From our Egypt Correspondent
Ayman Wahby Taher
with the latest news from Egypt, including changes in the Luxor Museum and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. 

Don’t forget to pack the Piano!
AE
looks at how the early visitors to Egypt travelled the river Nile in style, on board sailing boats known as dahabeeyahs, and how you can still do so today.

A Woman of the Gilf
Janet Robinson
travels to the Gilf Kebir in the south of Egypt and visits a newly-discovered cave full of ancient rock art.

A Tomb with Latitude?
John Wall
asks if the ancient Egyptians knew the size of the earth and sited their buildings accordingly (and gives us his answer).

Egypt and the Bible
The ancient history of Egypt and the Holy Land are closely intertwined.
Michael Tunnicliffe looks to see if there is archaeological proof for Biblical events

A figure from the Rider Haggard Collection
Fiona Sheales
re-discovers a forgotten wooden figure that once belonged to the great writer.

Inspired by Egypt
Painting like an Egyptian, by
Tony North.

The Ancient Stones Speak
Pam Scott
explains how to read royal names, in the second of her articles on Hieroglyphs

The Dakhleh Oasis Project
In the first in a series of articles,
Professor Anthony Mills introduces the Oasis and the work of the Dakhleh Oasis Project.

Per Mesut: For younger readers

This issue Hilary Wilson looks at scarabs.

 

 Per Mesut - for younger readers

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

Exhibition Previews and Reviews

Review Panel

Societies Scene

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Egyptology on the Internet

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Coming in future issues of ANCIENT EGYPT

– The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak
Charlotte Booth
takes us on a tour of this well-preserved but often little-visited part of the temple complex of Karnak

– Ancient Egyptian Technology
Denys Stocks
brings us the second part in his series. In this article he looks at the technology of the great pyramid-building age, the Old Kingdom: how the ancient craftsmen cut stone for pyramids and carved granite for sarcophagi, as well as their novel and effective special tool for hollowing out stone pots and jars.

– Through a Glass Clearly
Alan L. Jeffreys
visits the Royal Scottish Museum in Edinburgh and four unique and special exhibits, which help to bring the past to life.

– The Dakhleh Oasis Project
In the second in our series of articles on the oasis for 2007, we look at “The People of the Dakhleh Oasis”. Dr Peter Sheldrick explains the work of the physical anthropology team (“The Bone Team”) at the site and their findings.

– The Great Royal Wives from Akhmim
Marta Farrugia
and Anton Mifsud look at how a small town in the middle of Egypt produced some of the greatest of the Great Royal Wives of the New Kingdom, including Queen Tiye and Nefertiti.

– A visit to Serabit el Khadim, in the Sinai Penninsula
Stewart White
visits a remote, but impressive and important, site in the heart of the Sinai and discovers a unique temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor.

News From Egypt: Ayman Wahby Taher, AEs Egypt Correspondent, brings readers the latest news of a major excavation with significant finds, in Luxor.

Plus Reviews, Society Contact Details, Events, Per Mesut, Netfishing etc.

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