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Ancient Egypt Magazine

Volume 9 issue 2 October/November 2008

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Coming in Future Issues of ANCIENT EGYPT

Amarna

Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Trust, in the sixth and last in a series of articles, looks at why the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti died.

 

The Paintings of Nebamun

Richard Parkinson writes about some of the finest tomb paintings from Egypt, now in the British Museum, to mark the opening of a new gallery where the newly-conserved paintings will be displayed.

 

The Lost Sarcophagus

Paul Boughton tells the story of the removal of the sarcophagus from the pyramid of Menkaura at Giza in the 1830s, and how it was lost at sea on the way to England.

 

Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt

Nicholas Wernick investigates how the ancient Egyptians kept track of the passing of time. Solar alignments in the Temples of Egypt David Furlong reveals that many of the temples in the Luxor area appear to be aligned with the Midwinter Solstice.

 

The Coptic Museumís Tapestries and Stonework

Jill Kamil visits the recently enlarged and refurbished Coptic Museum in Cairo and examines some of the artistic and cultural treasures to be found there.

 

Plus our popular News from Egypt, from our Egypt Correspondent, Dr. Ayman Wahby Taher.

 

And, of course, all our regular features, book reviews, news of Egyptological meetings and events around the country and a list of the many Egyptology societies in the UK and abroad.

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