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Ancient Egypt Magazine

Volume 7 issue 2 October/November 2006



News from Egypt

The magazine’s Egypt Correspondent brings the latest news from Egypt which includes the uncovering of the complete Neferhotep I double statue at Karnak, other finds and discoveries in the temple of Karnak and on the West Bank at Luxor and a full report on Egypt’s newest museum, the Imhotep Museum at Saqqara

Tomb KV 63 in the Valley of the Kings

The last of a total of four special reports on the tomb, which sees the small chamber finally cleared of all the objects it contained.

Another New tomb in the valley of the Kings?

 Nicholas Reeves explains what some important and revealing radar images taken in the heart of the valley might mean. Could it be another new tomb?

The Ancient Stones Speak

Hieroglyph teacher Pam Scott gives an introduction to reading and understanding the hieroglyphic inscriptions. This is the first in a three part series of articles which will enable beginners to make some sense of the ancient script.

Royal Mummies on view in the Egyptian Museum

A brief report on the opening of the second mummy room in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

Images of the Rekhyt from ancient Egypt

Kenneth Griffin looks at the many images of the lapwing which features in ancient Egyptian art for a period of over three thousand years. Was it just a representation of a bird, or was there much more to it?

Per Mesut: For younger readers

This issue Hilary Wilson looks at pomegranates.

Friends of Nekhen News

The fifth of the reports on the important and revealing work being done at Hierakonpolis. This article looks at the Nubians in Hierakonpolis and the evidence found of their lives there.

 Per Mesut - for younger readers

Book Reviews Netfishing
Book Reviews Index

The Cat in ancient Egypt, by Jaromir Malek.


Cairo Cats: Egypt’s Enduring Legacy, by Lorraine Chittock.


Photographing Egypt: Forty years behind the lens, by John Feeney.


Clothing Culture: Dress in Egypt in the First millennium AD, by Frances Pritchard.


Egypt’s Sunken Treasures, Edited by Franck Goddio and Manfred Clauss.


Karanis: An Egyptian town in Roman times, Edited by Elaine K. Gazdaby.


A velvet Silence – Pinhole Photographs of Egypt and Israel, by David Wise.


The Middle Kingdom in ancient Egypt, by Wolfram Grajetzki


Lost Nubia: A Centennial Exhibit of Photographs from the 1905-07 Egyptian Expedition of the University of Chicago, by John A. Larson.

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

Exhibition Previews and Reviews

Review Panel

Societies Scene

Society Contacts

Egyptology on the Internet

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Coming in future issues of ANCIENT EGYPT

Coming major articles in the December/January issue include:

Dying to be Egyptian. AE looks at a some of the lesser–known funerary monuments of London which have adopted an Egyptian theme.

Technology in ancient Egypt. A three-part series by Denys Stocks on the technology the ancient Egyptians used to make their monuments and carve their statues. Denys has, using practical research and experimentation and using exact replicas of ancient tools, re-discovered many of the ancient skills and has been able to show exactly how some of the hardest stones were cut and carved.

The Friends of Nekhen: the final of our six-part series on work at this important site looks at some of the important finds made their over the last few seasons of excavation and what they can tell us about life in the ancient city.

The Tomb of Harwa at Thebes: Chris Naunton looks at the little-known but important and impressive tomb of Harwa (a high official of the 25th Dynasty), in the Assasif on the West Bank of the Nile at Luxor. A major excavation and clearance of the tomb, means that for the first time we can see how the individual rooms in the tomb were decorated and their purpose and meaning.

Egypt’s newest Museum: A look at the new "Imhotep Museum" at Saqqara, with its displays showing the history of one of the most important archaeological and historical sites in Egypt.

Plus an increased number of pages for our News from Egypt, with reports on a number of significant discoveries and the moving of the colossal statue of Rameses II from the centre of Cairo to Giza.

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

In future issues

The Ancient Stones Speak. If anyone has ever wondered what the ancient inscriptions actually mean, then this second in a major series of three articles, tells all. Written by hieroglyph teacher Pam Scott the articles will explain how to read royal names and what they mean. This is an easy to understand and practical guide which will appeal to anyone interested in the subject or just planning a trip to Egypt.

The temple of Khons at Karnak. Charlotte Booth looks at this small, but well preserved temple in the heart of great complex of temples at Karnak.

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