The History, People and Culture of the Nile Valley
Ancient Egypt Magazine
Volume 9 issue 1 August/September 2008
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Articles in this and future issues ofANCIENT EGYPT will include:
– Pharaoh’s Gold
Geologist Colin Reader looks at ancient Egyptian methods of finding and mining gold.
– A Tale of Two Heads
AE looks at why and how two colossal heads from statues of Amenhotep III, now in the British Museum in London, have been replicated.
– The use of Leopard Skin in ancient Egypt
Magda van Ryneveld describes the use of the pelt from leopards, which adorned the priests, the nobility and the kings of Egypt.
– Tutankhamun’s Murder: Case reopened?
Dr. David Counsell asks the question and looks, with fresh eyes, at the recent CT-scan evidence.
– Serapis before and after the Ptolemies
Anton Mifsud and Marta Farrugia look at the history of the cult of the god Serapis and at a connection with the island of Malta.
– The Lost Sarcophagus?
Lost at sea on its way to the UK in 1838, is it possible to locate and recover the sarcophagus of Menkaura, taken from his pyramid at Giza? Paul Boughton investigates.
– The Tomb Chapel of Nebamun
Richard Parkinson marks the conservation and redisplay of some of Egypt’s greatest artistic masterpieces, the paintings from the tomb chapel of Nebamun, now in the British Museum.
Prof. Barry Kemp continues his series of articles.
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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