The History, People and Culture of the Nile Valley
Ancient Egypt Magazine
Volume 8 issue 4 February/March 2008
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– Revealing the secrets of the mummies
Vicky Gashe explains how the mummified bodies of the ancient Egyptians can reveal much about their lives.
Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Trust, in the second in a series of articles, looks at the physical remains of the people who lived and worked in the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
– 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 Old Kingdom necropolis at Abusir
Miroslav Verner tells of decades of work at the major pyramid site by a Czech Team and of some of the important discoveries made there.
– Howard Carter’s watercolours of birds
Best know for his discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, Howard Carter was an accomplished artist. Jaromir Malek looks at some of his remarkable paintings of Egyptian birds.
– A Kushite statue in Southampton
Hilary Wilson tells the story of an important discovery in a basement and how it has proved to be a rare statue of an important ruler of ancient Egypt.
– City of the cat goddess Bastet
Daniella Rosenow examines the site of Bubastis, the great cult centre of the cat goddess Bastet, with its temples and tombs.
– News from Egypt
Our popular feature giving the latest reports on discoveries from around Egypt. (In particular news of work in the temple of Dendera and important discoveries at Saqqara.)
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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