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Ancient Egypt Magazine

Volume 8 issue 6 June/July 2008

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VOLUME 8 ISSUE 6 CONTENTS

FEATURES

Archive Image

A reader of AE discovers a postcard dating to the time of the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb.

From our Egypt Correspondent

Ayman Wahby Taher, with the latest news from around Egypt – new discoveries in Luxor and Aswan  and exhibitions in Aswan and Cairo.

Per Mesut: for younger readers

In this edition, Hilary Wilson looks at stools and chairs.

Recent explorations in the Abusir Pyramid Field

Professor Miroslav Verner gives an account of over forty years of work at the Old Kingdom pyramid field of Abusir, and of the many important discoveries made there more recently.

The Amarna Project

Barry Kemp describes the development of the City of Amarna in the third of a series of articles on the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.

Ancient Egyptian Eye Paint

Was ancient eye paint used for medicinal, ritual or cosmetic reasons? Chris Humber investigates.

Sherds, Clay and Clean Water

Henning Franzmeier looks at ancient Egyptian well technology.

Egyptianising Architecture in Ohio

Earl L. Ertman describes some monuments in Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.

Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces

AE looks at the Statue of Khafra in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

 Per Mesut - for younger readers

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

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– Sherds, Clay and Clean Water

Henning Franzmeier looks at how the ancient Egyptians' well technology ensured a clean water supply.

– Amarna

In the third of a series of articles Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Trust, , looks at the design and evolution of the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, and at the buildings, both grand and humble, erected there.

– Statues of Tutankhamun

Everyone is familiar with the famous images of the boy king found in his tomb, but, as AE reveals, Tutankhamun erected many statues, most of which were usurped by later kings and can be identified only because we recognise his features.

– The use of Leopard Skin in Ancient Egypt

Magda van Ryneveld describes the special use of the pelt from leopards, which adorned priests, nobility and the kings of Egypt.

– Ancient Egyptian Eye Paint

Christine Humber looks at the use of eye paint, to try to determine if its use was medicinal, ritual or simply cosmetic.

– Statues of Tutankhamun

Everyone is familiar with the famous images of the boy king found in his tomb, but as AE reveals, Tutankhamun erected many statues, although most were to be usurped by later kings and are identifiable only because we can recognise his features.

– The Old Kingdom Necropolis at Abusir

Daniella Rosenow examines the site of Bubastis, the great cult centre of the cat goddess Bastet, with its temples and tombs.

– News from Egypt

... from our Egypt Correspondent, Ayman Wahby Taher, with the latest reports on discoveries and developments all over Egypt.

And, of course, all our Regular Features: Book Reviews – News of Egyptological Meetings and Events

around the country – a list of the many Egyptology Societies in the UK and abroad – PerMesut – etc.

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