ISSUES CONTENTS LIST
Special Report: The Eighth Congress of the International Association of Egyptologists
Cover Feature: Eternity of Princes Revealed Finding out about the Lost Tomb, KV5
Cover Feature: The Mummy Detectives: How DNA analysis is shedding light on hidden mummy secrets
Cover Feature: The Cairo Museum - Wonderful Things!
Cracking Codes: The Rosetta Stone and Decipherment
People of Ancient Egypt: interesting times for a priest in the Temple of Amun
Exhibition Previews and Reviews: The British Museum and Eton College
Pharoahs of the Sun - As the "Pharaohs of the Sun" exhibition continues its successful progress, we bring you a report on its Boston sojourn.
Ramesses the Great
Finding Pharaoh: The Discovery of the Royal Caches of Mummies at Thebes
The British Museum: A Wealth of Knowledge
Changing Times, Ancient Values - modern life in Thebes
Valley of the Kings
Plumbing Secrets of the Sphinx
Temple of Horus at Edfu
Egyptian Elegance - Mount Stuart House in Scotland
Desert Preserves Ancestors
Science v Archaeology : Bahareya's "Golden Mummies" Come Under Fire
Lesson of Bahareya
Myth and Ritual in the Temple of Horus at Edfu
An Early Fascination with Embalming
Special Report : “Scorpion” plaque might give clues to Egypt’s earliest history
The Naming of Kings
Future Moves: The Egyptian Museum, Berlin
“Heaven and Hell” at National Museums of Scotland
Cleopatra - Queen of Egypt
Amelia Edwards - her vision for Egyptology
Egyptology in Liverpool
Ancient Egyptian cartographers
Berlin and Glasgow museum exhibitions
Nine Measures of Magic part 1 - The importance of Heka to Ancient Egypt
Mapping the Afterlife
Luxor Mummification Museum - interview with the Director
Louvre Egyptian galleries
Nine Measures of Magic Part 2: The role of the Magicican in Egyptian society
Interesting Times for Neb Re - The life of a military overseer
Replica ancient musical instruments
Temple of Debod in Spain
Nine Measures of Magic Part 3: 'Overthrowing Apophis': Egyptian Ritual in Practice.
Heka at the Louvre - Egyptian magic and ritual
The Amarna Heresy conference
Cleopatra portrayed on film
Music of Ancient Egypt
Leiden Egyptology collection
Education Special Feature
Antelopes in ancient Egypt
Walking with the Egyptologists
The Amarna Heresy conference
L'Orient de Saladin exhibition
Education Special Feature part 2
The Pharaoh Hound
El Kab graffiti
The Treasures of Kingston Lacy
City of the Aten
Hatshepsut: Egypt's female Pharaoh
The Red Chapel of Hatshepsut and Thutmose
The Pyramid at Meidum
The Wells of Tell Abqa'in
Amenhotep III's mortuary temple
New tomb found
Birds of Ancient Egypt
Aardvarks to otters: ancient Egypt's unusual fauna
Emeralds from the edge
Pharaoh's artists: Deir el Medina and the Valley of the Kings
The Plumage of the Gods - Bird life along the ancient Nile
Woodworking in ancient Egypt part 1
The West Bank at Luxor
The pyramid site of Dahshur
Monstrous images - Mythical Monsters in ancient Egyptian art
Woodworking in Ancient Egypt part 2
Cairo Museum centenary
The restoration of the Hanging Church
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum: an oasis in California
Exhibition: Beautes d'Egypt flourish in Belgium
Napoleon's "Savants" part 1
The forgotten Salle Theodore M. Davis
Woodworking in ancient Egypt part 3
Victorian photographer Francis Frith
Happy Birthday to Egyptian Museum of Antiquities
Napoleon's "Savants" part 2
Ancient Egyptian art collections in America
CRE IV symposium
The Winter Palace in Luxor
Egyptian art exhibitions in USA museums
Spellbound: Charming the Snake & the Scorpion
The Wilbour Library of Egyptology
Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen part 1
The Wilbour library
"Pompey's Pillar" in Alexandria
Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen part 2
More Egypt-inspired cartoons
Perilous descent: The Hall of the Mountain Kings
Brooklyn Museum of Art - Egypt Reborn permanent display
A Curator's guide to the Louvre
Egyptian themed crypts in Paris
Egyptian sacred cats part 1
Lepsius' inscription on the Great Pyramid
Conference special report
Curator' Choice: The Detroit Institute of Art
Inspired by Egypt: In the footsteps of Hans Winckler: the origins of ancient Egypt - New light on the origins of ancient Egypt results from the cumulated work of travellers to the Eastern Desert in the past 50 years. Mike and Maggie Morrow outline some of these ideas.
Exploring Khufu’s Great Pyramid - The Great Pyramid has drawn explorers and investigators through the ages. Their motivation varied, but the attraction remains, as Dr Joyce Tyldesley explains.
Without exception, held to be sacred: the Egyptian cat - Part 2 of our cat series concludes, as Joyce Filer investigates cat mummies
The Peacock: rare bird of charm and grace - The flaunting peacock captured the imagination of artists in Egypt, as elsewhere Patrick F. Houlihan tells us.
Daily life objects in ancient Egyptian tombs: behind the myth - Perhaps you associate Egyptian burials with objects of daily life? Wolfram Grajetski takes a surprising new look at an apparently well-known matter.
The 40 Days Road - Lorraine Chittock travelled the arduous and ancient trade route from Sudan to Egypt the traditional way and her lovely images tell the story.
Venus and the Vamp - Egyptianising elements in French art resulted in some surprising and provocative elements reveals Cathie Bryan.
Technology on the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Boats - Vital to the success of the Nile highway; the technology of boats described by Bob Partridge.
Inspired by Egypt - Lurking in Leeds, a hidden gem photographed by a reader.
Curator’s Choice: The Oriental Institute, Chicago - The choice of Emily Teeter who also tells of an Egyptologist’s unusual (busman’s?) honeymoon.
Porphyry Exhibition - The stone of royalty and religion, an exhibition at the Louvre reviewed by Cathie Bryan
Venus and the Vamp - In the second part of her feature on the Egyptian in French art, Cathie Bryan focuses on the political and mythical aspects that appealed to 19th century taste.
The case of the curious mummies - Super sleuth Joyce Filer dons deerstalker and picks up her magnifying glass as she goes on the trail of some mummies with a peculiar past.
Technology on the Nile: Ancient Egyptian Boats - Developing from their early papyrus boats, the Egyptians became skilled technologists in wooden vessels in later periods as Bob Partridge describes.
John Garstang and the Institute of Archaeology, University of Liverpool - Archaeology and Liverpool have a long-standing relationship, from the early days of the Institute, through the SACOS and its latest incarnation, SACE at Liverpool University. Pat Winker of SACE describes the life of John Garstang in this centenary year.
Egypt's Gold Country - Lorraine Chittock takes us on a promenade through a historic section of Cairo - with everywhere, the glint of gold!
What’s in a name? - AE looks at the problems and inconsistencies in the spelling of Ancient Egyptian names
The Unfinished Obelisk - Geologist Colin Reader visits the site of the Unfinished Obelisk at Aswanto see what evidence is there for the quarrying methods used.
The God’s Wives of Amun. - Aidan Dodson examines the role of "God’s Wife" and at the women who held this position in the New Kingdom and later.
Egyptian Masterpieces: - The statues of Rahotep and Nofret
Crime and Punishment in Ancient Egypt - Joyce Tyldesley examines the evidence for wrong-doing in Ancient Egypt and the subsequent, sometimes harsh, punishments inflicted.
The God Seth - Birgit Schoer examines the history of the worship of the god Seth from the earliest times to his vilification towards the end of Ancient Egyptian history
That wasn’t here last time! - A well known statue in the temple of Karnak presents a new face to the world.
Carter and the Goldsmith - Howard Carter’s link with a Harrogate Jeweller helped to analyse the the gold from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Alison Millerman reveals the story.
"Which Country?" - Mary Carter, David Soper and Mark Walker report from Luxor on what is new and what has changed since their last visit.
So you want to know about ... Pyramids - Aidan Dodson looks at the sometimes confusing and daunting number of books on Pyramids. Which are the ones to get if you wish to study the subject?
A new home for the Petrie Museum - Cathie Bryan looks at the ambitious plans to re-house one of the U.K.’s major Egyptology collections.
Ozymandias - Why is a Nineteenth Century poem recited in an ancient temple? Dylan Bickerstaffe investigates and is inspired by the Muse of Poetry.
What Happened at Meidum? - Did the pyramid fall or was it pushed? Tony Judd and Colin Reader examine the evidence.
Recreating a Bracelet of Queen Hetepheres - Roger Pilling, a modern jeweller, sets himself the task of recreating one of the silver bracelets from the Old Kingdom tomb of Queen Hetepheres.
Featured Pharaoh: Sneferu - AE spotlights the Old Kingdom pharaoh, who features in both the Meidum and Hetepheres Bracelet articles.
Fire-stone, Magic Serpents and Butchery Knives - Carolyn Graves-Brown examines the role of flint in Dynastic Egypt.
Mummy: The Inside Story - A major new exhibition at the British Museum uses the latest technology to see what lies beneath the wrappings of a mummy. AE Editor Bob Partridge looks at the research behind the exhibition.
Society News: Southampton Ancient Egypt Society - AE brings news and information about the flourishing Southampton Society.
The Bazaar Experience - Explore the delights and curiosities in the tourist and local Bazaars of Egypt.
Bread and Beer: Cathie Bryan visits a new special exhibition in Belgium.
Ancient Egypt at the Royal Academy in London
Egyptian Masterpieces: The Canopic Shrine of Tutankhamun
Mining for Gold in Ancient Egypt: How did the Ancient Egyptians mine their most precious commodity? Barbara Tratsaert examines the evidence.
A New Look for the Rosetta Stone: Richard Parkinson reports on the new display at the British Museum of its best-known exhibit.
Obelisks in Exile: AE’s Editor tells the story of how, in the Nineteenth Century, several obelisks from Ancient Egypt were moved to places thousands of miles from their original homes.
Papyrus of the "Mistress of the House": An illustrated papyrus translated for the first time. Ayman Wahby Taher reveals the secrets of a papyrus in the John Rylands Library in Manchester.
Sudan: Ancient Treasures: AE looks at a stunning new exhibition at the British Museum, featuring objects loaned from the Sudan National Museum in Khartoum.
Architectural Gems – The White Chapel of Senusret I at Karnak
Backpacking in Egypt: Travelling light and staying in smaller, simple hotels, Gary Gainsbury journeys from Cairo to Aswan, by road, rail and river.
The Gilf Kebir and Gebel Uweinat: Michael Ackroyd explores the awesome landscape and geology of this remote region, and discovers some of the most beautiful rock art to be found anywhere in the world, along with tales of lost oases, hidden treasure, death-defying exploration and Oscar-winning films.
The Story of the Destruction of Mankind - Joyce Tyldesley tells a tale of the inherently evil nature of mankind in a story which dates to the very beginnings of ancient Egyptian history.
The Head-dress of the Mummy of Rai - Despite being robbed in antiquity, the mummy of the lady Rai reveals evidence of the jewellery which once accompanied her to the grave. Marianne Luban investigates.
Papyrus: Myth and Symbolism - Hilary Wilson looks at the practical and symbolic uses of the papyrus plant in ancient Egypt.
The Amarna Crock of Gold - Alison Millerman finds out how modern excavators benefitted from the exploits of ancient robbers.
Alexander at Siwa - Alexander the Great’s visit to Siwa Oasis was to change his life and the fate of the ancient world. Tony Judd follows Alexander’s footsteps.
Growing Old Disgracefully at Deir el-Medina - What was life like in ancient Egypt for the elderly and how were they regarded and treated by the young? Rosalind Janssen looks at the evidence.
The Great Sphinx of Giza: how old is it? - Colin Reader examines the archaeological and geological evidence to see if it is possible to establish a date for this monument, in the light of publicised claims that it is actually over ten thousand years old.
Archive Image - AE looks at early photographic images of the Sphinx at Giza.
The Anglia and the Ceopatra - How "Cleopatra’s Needle" was towed to the UK.
Discovering the Lost Half of a Papyrus - Jac. Janssen reunites the separated parts of a papyrus, one half in the British Museum and the other in Amiens in France, and deciphers its text.
So you want to know about ... The Royal Mummies and the Valley of the Kings - Dylan Bickerstaffe helps to identify the most useful and available books and web-sites.
The Egyptian Royal Family - Aidan Dodson gives an overview of the key members of a pharaoh’s family.
Egypt, 1905: a Footnote to History - Mark Trumpour discovers the records of a visit made to Egypt by his grandfather a hundred years ago.
The Opet Festival - The great festival which was held for the first time in the New Kingdom in ancient Thebes still has echoes today. Andrew Hamilton investigates.
The Hidden Collection - Charlotte Booth discovers an Egyptian collection in the Grange Museum in Neasdon, North London.
100 years ago: the discovery of the tomb of Yuya and Thuya - AE Editor, Bob Partridge, looks at what was, at that time, the largest and most valuable archaeological discovery made in the Valley of the Kings.
Inspired by Egypt: Ancient Egypt in Kensington. - AE discovers a modern building influenced by ancient Egypt
Archive Image: Egypt Then and Now - Early and modern photographs of the temple of Karnak.
Ancient Egypt on the Small Screen - AE looks at recent TV documentaries on ancient Egypt.
PHARAON in Paris - Cathie Bryan visits a major exhibition in Paris.
AE supporting Egyptological causes: 2005: The Friends of The Petrie Museum A new initiative by AE.
Film Review: "Alexander" - Mark Walker reviews the recent major film on Alexander the Great.
Letters from the Desert - Jan Picton reviews Margaret Drower’s new book on the correspondence of Flinders and Hilda Petrie.
The Riddle of the Pyramids - New research on the Great Pyramid and other developments at Giza are revealed by Dr Zahi Hawass.
The Luxor Museum gets bigger and better! - AE visits the major extension to the already excellent Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art.
Dogs in ancient Egypt - Working dogs, pampered pets or divine beings? Malcolm Hobson investigates.
The Egypt Exploration Society in Nubia - Christopher Naunton delves into the EES archives of the 1930s and 1960s to find out about the lighter side of excavating in Nubia.
The Dubrovnik Mummy - Mary and Alan Carter discover an unusual mummy on their holiday.
Inspired by Egypt: Wafi City, Dubai - Cathie and Tony Bryan visit a new and remarkable shopping complex in Wafi city in Dubai, which features Egyptian-influenced architecture and designs.
The Friends of the Petrie Museum - The latest news from the Petrie.
Stop Press: The initial results of the CT scan on the mummy of Tutankhamun.
The Thrice-Buried Queen - Dylan Bickerstaffe investigates the story of a Queen re-buried under unusual circumstances.
Digging in a Museum - Wolfram Grajetzki examines the Second Intermediate Period burial of Senebhenaef.
The Island of Elephantine - AE visits the monuments on the Island of Elephantine, a site of strategic importance throughout Egypt’s long history.
"... but where did they live?" - Peter Phillips looks at the most important of places to individuals throughout history – their homes.
The Mummy of Tutankhamun - AE brings you the full report from the Supreme Council of Antiquities, following the recent CT scan of Tutankhamun’s Mummy.
Ancient Egypt on the Small Screen - A review of recent television documentaries on ancient Egypt.
New Lakes and Very Old Bones - AE looks at a new site for tourists in the Fayoum, which includes an area where the fossilised skeletons of whales can be seen.
Holiday Competition Results - We give you the answers and name the winners.
Cairo’s oldest and largest mosque: the Mosque of Ibn Tulun - Recently restored, the Ibn Tulun Mosque is a haven for mind, body and spirit in the heart of Old Cairo.
News of the Friends of the Petrie Museum
A Stab in the Back - Joan Rees tells a tale of rivalry between Egyptologist Amelia Edwards and her cousin Matilda Betham-Edwards.
Archive Image - Medinet Habu
The Oriental Museum in Durham - Karen Exell tells how the collection was formed and looks at some of the more important exhibits.
Who were Nefertiti’s Parents? - Marshall Hindley discusses the possible parentage of one of Egypt’s most famous Queens.
Replica Tomb of Thutmose III - Nacho Ares describes the project to create a fullsized replica of the tomb of Thutmose III, soon to be on display in Edinburgh.
Reconstructing the Face of Tutankhamun - A report from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities on the facial reconstruction of Tutankhamun following the recent CT scan.
Meryetamun at Akhmim - The story of the discovery and restoration of a remarkable colossal statue of Queen Meryetamun, daughter and Great Royal Wife of Rameses II, told by Ayman Wahby Taher.
A river full of water ... but was it safe to drink? - Jo Morris investigates where the ancient Egyptian obtained their drinking water.
Dressing Nefertiti: Ancient Egyptian Costumes on Television. - Egyptology Clothing Consultant Janet Johnstone describes the problems of designing reproductions of ancient costumes for television programmes and films.
Archive Image - Old and new images of the obelisk of King Senuseret I at Heliopolis.
Defending Egypt from Chaos: Rameses III and his Battles - Nicholas Wernick looks at the military campaigns of Rameses III, as detailed in his temple at Medinet Habu, to determine if he was truly one of the great warrior pharaohs.
Inspired by Egypt - One Egyptian businessman has been so inspired by ancient Egypt that he calls himself Djed-Maat-Ra, and has built himself a temple dedicated to Hathor! – Ayman Wahby Taher interviews him for AE.
You can look, but PLEASE don’t touch! - AE’s Editor warns of the danger to monuments from too many visitors.
Victorian View of Ancient Egypt - John Hannavy looks at the social conventions revealed by the Victorian photograph albums of trips to Egypt.
The Temple of Gerf Hussein - Martin Davies describes the history of this temple, now partially reconstructed at New Kalabsha.
Rameses II at the Ramesseum and in the British Museum - Photographic skill and modern computer software allow Guy de Bédoyère to "re-unite" the two parts of a famous statue.
Tales of the Crypts - Following her investigation of the Egyptianising monuments in a Parisian cemetery, Cathie Bryan visits two London cemeteries.
The Identity of the King and the Sun God - Chris O’Kane finds links between the movements of the stars and planets and ancient Egyptian mythology.
The (Royal) Mummy Returns but is he Rameses I? - Dylan Bickerstaffe analyses the evidence.
Improved Facilities in the Valley of the Kings - Marshall Hindley reports on proposed changes that could make visits to the Valley more pleasant for everyone as well as helping to protect the tombs from increasing numbers of tourists.
Replicating an Egyptian Relief - Annemarie La Pensée describes how an important artifact from the World Museum Liverpool was replicated, at the request of Egypt’s SCA, using the latest technology.
Ancient Egyptian Medicine - Ancient Egyptian literature contains some surprisingly modern diagnoses and treatments for illnesses, as Dr George M. Burden discovered.
Made in Egypt - Zaghloul Ibrahim Mohamed is interviewed by Ayman Wahby Taher about his work re-creating replicas of ancient Egyptian masterpieces.
A Lion of Amenhotep III - AE investigates a lion at the Citadel in Cairo, and compares it with other well-known similar sculptures carved in the reign of the great pharaoh.
Black Athena - Who is or was "Black Athena"? Janet Robinson gives some answers, and sees the concept as opening up the world of ancient Egypt to many who felt excluded in the past.
Ancient Egypt on the Small Screen - The BBC’s new series on ancient Egypt reviewed by AE’s Editor, who finds a great deal to criticise.
The Temple of Ptah at Karnak - Charlotte Booth gives readers a guided tour of this rarely-visited corner of the Karnak site.
Mummies at the Movies - Mark Walker examines the influence of ancient Egypt, especially the modern fascination with mummies, on the fantasy world of the Big Screen.
The Baron’s Palace - AE tells the story of one of Cairo’s most unusual landmarks.
Sphinx - Bob Partridge looks at some of the many examples of sphinxes in Egypt.
Featured Pharaoh: Neferhotep I - Following the recent discovery of a statue of Neferhotep I at Karnak, Wolfram Grajetzki examines the reign of this little-known ruler.
The Friends of Nekhen - The first of AE’s regular articles in support of excavations at Hierakonpolis. This report covers Pre-dynastic houses and temples.
Past Articles and News Revisited - AE looks again at some of the articles from recent issues, with updates covering the latest news and developments.
Ancient Egypt in Madrid - Cathy Brian reviews the Egyptian collection in the National Archaeological Museum and a complete Nubian Temple, both in the Spanish capital.
Ancient Egypt on the Small Screen - A review of recent British TV programmes about ancient Egypt.
Granite? Gneiss? Greywacke? ... What stone is that? - Geologist Birgit Schoer identifies some of the types of rock used in Egyptian sculpture and building.
Archive Image: Egypt Then and Now - The Colossi of Memnon in the last inundation of the Nile.
The Cleaning of "Cleopatra’s Needle" in London - A report on the cleaning and current condition of the obelisk of Thutmose III, written by Iain McLean, the Director of the specialist cleaning company, Antique Bronze Ltd.
A “New” tomb in the valley of the Kings - AE reports on the newly-discovered tomb in the Valley of the Kings, containing seven coffins and many storage jars. How was the tomb found and who could the occupants be?
Sinful Barbarians and Part-Time Legionaries - The area surrounding the Temple of Isis at Philae was the scene of some fierce fighting in the fifth century AD. Ross Cowan tells the story.
Featured Pharaoh: The God’s Father Ay - Ay held senior positions in the court through the reigns of Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun, before he himself became Pharaoh. Marshall Hindley examines the evidence.
Photo Feature: the Anubis Chapel in the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut - AE looks at the surviving decoration in this well-preserved Chapel in the much-visited temple at Deir el Bahri.
Did the ancient Egyptians ever reach Malta? - The ancient Egyptians had a lucrative trade with Eastern Mediterranean nations and islands. Anton Mifsud and Marta Farrugia look at evidence for their reaching as far as Malta.
The Friends of Nekhen - In the second of her regular articles, Renée Friedman looks at the discoveries made in the cemeteries of Hierakonpolis, which have revealed the earliest attempts in Egypt at mummification and some remarkable grave goods.
Ancient Egyptian Wine - New investigations on the residue in wine jars found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun have revealed some of the the ancient vintner’s secrets. Maria Gausch Jane investigates.
Belzoni’s Sarcophagi - Explorer and adventurer Giovanni Belzoni was an avid collector of Egyptian Antiquities at the beginning of the nineteenth century; size was no object! Dylan Bickerstaffe investigates.
Friends of Nekhen News - Renée Friedman reports on the work to conserve one of the largest and oldest mud-brick buildings from ancient Egypt to survive at Hierakonpolis.
The New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings - An update from Roxanne Wilson, a member of the excavation team, on the recent discovery and the progress made in clearing the small chamber.
Ancient Egypt in Zagreb - Mladen Tomorad and Igor Uranic tell readers about the collections of the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb in Croatia.
Visiting Middle Egypt - AE reader Anne Eglintine tells how a she arranged to visit Amarna and other Middle Egyptian sites by travelling from Luxor independently.
Byzantine Egypt - Sean McLachlan tells how ancient Egyptian ideas are reflected in early Christianity in Egypt, which was a melting-pot of ideas and beliefs in the Late Roman and Byzantine periods.
News from Egypt - Egypt Correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher on the lastest news from Egypt. Included in this issue is the major discovery of a hoard of gold cartouches bearing the name of Thutmose III in the Temple of Karnak, and news of the project to lower the ground water in and around the temple of Karnak and Luxor.
Hedgehogs in ancient Egyptian art - Magda van Ryneveld explains why the humble hedgehog features so often in ancient Egyptian art.
Menkaura’s anthropid coffin - A wooden coffin found in the pyramid of Menkaura bears the king’s name. But was it really his? Paul Boughton investigates.
Harvesting a pharaoh - An unexpected discovery in the Eighteenth Dynasty tomb of Anen at Thebes brought a lost painting back to life. Lyla Pinch-Brock describes how.
Clothing culture: dress in Egypt in the first millennium AD - Frances Pritchard reports on a new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
The New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings - Another update from Roxanne Wilson, a member of the excavation team, on the recent discovery and the progress made in clearing the small chamber.
Vivant Denon’s "mysterious cache" - Marriane Luban reports on the activities of one of the first collectors of Egyptian antiquities, at the end of the eighteenth century.
Friends of Nekhen News - Renée Friedman looks at the decorated tombs at Hierakonpolis, whose inscriptions and decoration can tell us so much about life in the city in Dynastic times.
Two Sphinxes of Amenhotep III in St Petersburg
Per Mesut - for younger readers
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.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Egypt, including the moving of the Rameses II statue.
The Writing is on the Wall ... but should it be? AE reveals the growing problem of modern graffiti at some of the most important archeological sites in Egypt.
Photo Feature: more on the Imhotep Museum at Saqqara - AE presents unique photographs of some of the stunning exhibits at the new museum at Saqqara.
Dying to be Egyptian - Elisabeth Kerner looks at some of the lesser-known cemeteries in London, with their “Egyptianising” architecture.
The Tomb of Harwa at Thebes - Chris Naunton writes about the excavations and finds in one of the largest private tombs (dating to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty) in the Theban Necropolis.
Ancient Egyptian Technology - Denys Stocks, in the first of three articles, reveals how the ancient Egyptians cut and carved the hardest of stones for their monuments and statues.
Mary Chubb: Writer and Archaeologist - A brief biography by Elizabeth Griesman.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at baskets..
Friends of Nekhen News - Renée Friedman looks at the many and varied finds from the ancient city of Hierakonpolis and what they reveal about the inhabitants.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Egypt, including changes in the Luxor Museum and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
Don’t forget to pack the Piano! - AE looks at how the early visitors to Egypt travelled the river Nile in style, on board sailing boats known as dahabeeyahs, and how you can still do so today.
A Woman of the Gilf - Janet Robinson travels to the Gilf Kebir in the south of Egypt and visits a newly-discovered cave full of ancient rock art.
A Tomb with Latitude? - John Wall asks if the ancient Egyptians knew the size of the earth and sited their buildings accordingly (and gives us his answer).
Egypt and the Bible - The ancient history of Egypt and the Holy Land are closely intertwined. Michael Tunnicliffe looks to see if there is archaeological proof for Biblical events
A figure from the Rider Haggard Collection - Fiona Sheales re-discovers a forgotten wooden figure that once belonged to the great writer.
Inspired by Egypt - Painting like an Egyptian, by Tony North.
The Ancient Stones Speak - Pam Scott explains how to read royal names, in the second of her articles on Hieroglyphs
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the first in a series of articles, Professor Anthony Mills introduces the Oasis and the work of the Dakhleh Oasis Project.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at scarabs.
Through a Glass, Clearly - Alan L. Jeffreys looks at an unusual and impressive display in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.
Egypt in Dubai - Cathie Bryan looks at some of the many new Egyptian-style buildings that have been built in Wafi City in Dubai.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the second in a series of articles, Dr. Peter Sheldrick looks at the physical remains of the ancient inhabitants of the Oasis.
The Temple of Khonsu at Karnak - Charlotte Booth takes us on a tour of the well-preserved small temple, showing how it demonstrates a power-shift from the Pharaoh to the Priests of Amun.
An unwrapped mummified head in the Hancock Museum - Gill Scott tells how a male mummified head has recently been conserved.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt, including exciting discoveries in the major new excavation of the Avenue of Sphinxes between the temples of Luxor and Karnak.
Technology Innovators of Ancient Egypt - In the second of his series of articles, Denys Stocks looks at the technology of the great pyramid-building age of ancient Egypt, the Old Kingdom.
A Pilgrimage to Abydos - Blair Wilkins visits Abydos and a special grave there.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at grain.
Anticipating Tutankhamun - An update on information about the forthcoming “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” Exhibition in London later in the year.
Cairo a Century Ago - Sigrid M. van Roode looks at how the city of Cairo became oriented towards Europe in the nineteenth century, and at surviving buildings from that time.
The Great Royal Wives from Akhmim - Marta Farrugia and Anton Mifsud ask how a small town in Middle Egypt produced some of the greatest Great Royal Wives of the New Kingdom.
The Ancient Stones Speak: Part Three - Pam Scott, in her third and final article on hieroglyphs, explains how to read inscriptions found on funerary objects.
A Woman of Old Akhmim - Jonathan Elias, Carter Lupton and Heather Gill-Robinson investigate a mummy from Akhmim.
A Visit to Serabit el Khadim - Stewart White visits an important site in the Sinai Peninsula, sacred to the goddess Hathor.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt, including exciting discoveries in the necropolis of Saqqara.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the third of a series of articles on the Project, Jennifer Smith shows how the geology of the Oasis reflects huge climate changes over the millennia.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at bread.
Statues of Akhenaten - AE looks at the many enigmatic colossal statues of Akhenaten surviving from his temple to the Aten at Karnak.
Ancient Egyptian Technology - In his third and final article on ancient technology, Denys Stocks shows how the ancient Egyptians had mass-production techniques for cutting and carving the hardest of stones.
Queen Tiye - Marshall Hindley recounts the life and times of the Great Royal Wife of King Amenhotep III.
New views of Luxor temple - AE reports on the recent civil engineering works,new excavations and conservation work at Luxor.
Anticipating Tutankhamun - An update on information about the forthcoming “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” Exhibition in London later this year.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt, including exciting discoveries in and around the temples of Karnak.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the fourth of a series of articles on the Project, Dr. Colin Hope tells readers about the Roman Period village of Kellis, located at the heart of the Oasis.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at ancient Egyptian picnics.
The Mummy of Hatshepsut identified - Ayman Wahby Taher reports on how a previously unidentified mummy is now known to be Hatshepsut.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt, including more exciting discoveries in Middle Egypt and at Luxor.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the fifth of a series of articles on the Project, Dr. Colin Hope looks at the town of Mut el-Kharab, located at the heart of the Oasis.
Mummies Unwrapped - Arabella Cecil looks at the challenges of recreating and filming ancient Egypt for the BIG screen.
Meeting Tutankhamun - Dr. Zahi Hawass meets Tutankhamun and gives some background to the forthcoming exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.
The Tutankhamun Record - Jaromir Malek reveals how Howard Carter tackled the difficult task of recording the clearance of the tomb of the king.
The Egyptian Stones of the Washington Monument - John Lockwood discovers an ancient Egyptian block of stone built into the famous monument.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at mice.
Where we are with Amarna - Barry Kemp anticipates a series of articles on Amarna that will appear in AE next year.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt.
The Gayer Anderson Cat - Neal Spencer reveals the secrets of one of the British Museum’s best known Egyptian antiquities.
Meeting the Boy King - Charlotte Booth looks at some of the objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamun and what they tell us about the life of the young king.
The Mosque in Luxor Temple - Ayman Wahby Taher describes the uncovering of important ancient reliefs, dating to Rameses II, within the Mosque. Plus news from Qurna.
The Real Cleopatra’s Needle - Stephanie Roberts tells the story of how an obelisk from Philae ended up in the gardens of a stately home in Dorset. Plus news of some re-discovered ostraca.
Maat: An Ancient Morality Check - Beth Asbury relates how Maat was the fundamental force that held the universe together and reflected the ancient Egyptians’ sense of right and wrong.
An Egyptianising Elephant House - visited in Antwerp by Peter Phillips.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at colour.
The KNH Centre for Biomedical Egyptology - Students of the Centre, which is based at the University of Manchester in the UK, report on aspects of their research.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher, with the latest news from around Egypt, including the moving and placing on display of the mummy of Tutankhamun, and yet more discoveries at Karnak.
Tutankhamun and the Royal Crowns of Egypt - AE reviews the various styles of royal crown, as illustrated by the ushabti figures and statuettes from the King’s tomb.
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs - In a special photo feature,AE looks at some of the stunning objects in the Exhibition in London.
The Amarna Project - Barry Kemp describes Amarna’s genesis in the first of a series of articles on work at Amarna, the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project - In the last of a series of articles, Fred Leemhuis tells readers about discoveries and conservation work being done in the old town of Qasr Dakhleh.
An Egyptianising building at Giza - King Farouk’s Rest House.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at light.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher, with the latest news from around Egypt, including the cleaning of the ceiling , and discoveries at Karnak.
The funerary goods of Henutmer - Ingeborg Waanders lists the few known objects from this Theban burial, now scattered in museums and private collections world-wide.
Tutankhamun in London and Vienna - AE looks at a few of the objects now on display in the two different Tutankhamun-related exhibitions.
The Amarna Project - Barry Kemp describes the people of Amarna in the second of a series of articles on work at Amarna, the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
A Kushite Statue in Southampton - Hilary Wilson tells how an important statue was discovered in a museum store room; Mark Walker investigates its possible connection with Gordon of Khaertoum.
The Search for Imhotep - Ian Mathieson describes how the latest technology has revealed areas at Saqqara where the Tomb of Imhotep might possibly be found.
Howard Carter's Bird Paintings - revealed by Jaromir Malek.
Revealing the Secrets of Mummies - Vicky Gashe reveals how science is helping us to understand how people lived in ancient Eypt.
Per Mesut: For younger readers - This issue Hilary Wilson looks at ladders.
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.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher, with the latest news from around Egypt – new discoveries and reports from Middle Egypt, Luxor and Cairo.
More News from Egypt - A report from AE’s Editors with yet more news from Luxor and from the Western Desert Oases.
The Domain of the Cat-Goddess, Bastet - Daniela Rosenow looks at the substantial remains in and around the Great Temple of Bubastis, sacred to Bastet, in the Delta city that still bears her name, Tell Basta.
The Gardeners of Amun - AE looks at a new exhibition featuring the burial equipment of families of gardeners from Thebes.
The Amarna Project - Barry Kemp in the fourth of a series of articles on the city, looks at Amarna as a workshop.
Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharoahs - A photo. report by Nacho Ares and María Belci on the Vienna exhibition.
Pharaonic Renaissance - Igor Uranic looks at an exhibition on Late Period art in Zagreb and Budapest.
Servant of the Deep - Paul Boughton discovers a ushabti figure that survived the sinking of the Titanic.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - In this edition, Hilary Wilson looks at stools and chairs.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Egypt – new discoveries and reports from Taposiris Magna, Saqqara and Luxor.
Pharaoh’s Gold - Geologist and Egyptologist, Colin Reader, looks at the ancient Egyptian methods of finding and mining gold.
A Tale of Two Heads ... finds out how and why two heads of statues of Amenhotep III in the British Museum have been replicated, in order to send copies back to Egypt.
The Use of Leopard Skin in Ancient Egypt - Magda van Ryneveld describes the use of the pelt from leopards, which adorned the priests, nobility and kings of Egypt.
Tutankhamun’s Murder: Case Reopened? - Dr. David Counsell examines the known evidence and concludes that still more tests and studies are needed before the case for murder can be dismissed.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at Hawk Gods.
The Amarna Project - Barry Kemp, in the fifth of a series of articles, asks if the cult of the Aten was a religion for all.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest new discoveries and reports from around Egypt.
The Lost Sarcophagus - Paul Boughton tells how the sarcophagus of Menkaura, from his pyramid at Giza, was lost at sea on the way to England, and the plans to recover it.
The Stela of Bakenkhonsu - Find out how the text on this recently-discovered stela has increased our knowledge of one period of Egyptian history.
Timekeeping in Ancient Egypt - How did the ancient Egyptians keep track of time? Nicholas Wernick investigates.
The Tomb Paintings of Nebamun in the British Museum - Richard Parkinson tells how these fabulous paintings have been conserved, ready for their re-display in a new gallery at the British Museum.
Ur Sunu - An Italian exhibition about ancient Egyptian medicine.
Dr. Zahi Hawass’s Hat - How sales of replicas of Dr. Hawass’s famous hat are helping a new Children’s Museum in Cairo.
The Amarna Project - Barry Kemp, in the sixth in a series of articles on the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti, looks at why Amarna died, using the latest archaeological evidence and research.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at Jackal Gods.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest new discoveries, news and reports from around Egypt.
Three Restored Statues in Luxor - AE explains how three historically and artistically important statues of New Kingdom warrior pharaohs were restored for display in the new annex of the Luxor Museum.
The Egypt’s Sunken Treasures
Miriam Azahara García reports for AE on the exhibition currently on display in Turin.
The Coptic Museum in Cairo - Jill Kamil visits the recently-restored museum and describes some of its treasures.
Pharaoh Hadrian and God Antinous - Dylan Bickerstaffe tells the story of the Roman Emperor Hadrian, his connection with Egypt and the death, in Egypt, of his lover Antinous.
Bonaparte in Egypt - Cathie Bryan visits a special new exhibition currently showing in Paris.
The Egypt Exploration Society - In the first of a series of articles on the history and work of the Egypt Exploration Society, Dr. Patricia Spencer looks at the past, present and future work of the Society.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at Beds.
Obelisks in Exile - AE suggests a solution to the ‘bird problem’ suffered by Cleopatra’s Needle in London.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest new discoveries, news and reports from around Egypt.
Conservation and Restoration in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo - Nacho Ares describes a behind-the-scenes visit to an important part of the famous museum.
New Perspectives in UK Museums - Simon Stephens looks at many museums with newly opened (or planned) Egyptology displays.
Luxor: the view from above - A new look at some of the great monuments and landscape of ancient Thebes.
Solar Alignments in Egyptian Temples - Many of Luxor’s temples are orientated towards the midwinter sunrise, reveals David Furlong.
The Lost Necropolis of South Asasif - Dr. Elena Pischikova tells of her work in conserving some important tombs on the West Bank at Luxor.
The Berlin Amarna Princess - Peter Funnell describes this Egyptian Masterpiece.
The Egypt Exploration Society - In the second of a series of articles, Christopher Naunton looks at the role of the EES in 2009.
The Market on the Riverbank - Charlotte Booth joins Rosalind & Jac Janssen to explain how ancient Egyptians ‘bought and sold’.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at Horus, Son of Isis.
Don’t miss ... The Tomb of Menna - A brief look at a remarkable tomb in Luxor.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest new discoveries, news and reports from around Egypt.
The Mosque of Abu Hagag - AE reports on the completed restoration of the mosque in the heart of the Temple of Luxor.
Dental Health & Dentistry in Ancient Egypt - Roger Forshaw described how the ancient Egyptians cared (or failed to care) for their teeth.
KV-63 Update: the 2009 Season - In AE’s fifth article Roxanne Wilson brings us the latest news on the tomb’s fascinating contents.
The Egypt Exploration Society - In the third of a series of articles on the work of the Egypt Exploration Society, Dr. Penny Wilson looks at the work of The Delta Survey.
Do not Miss ... The Open Air Museum at Karnak Temple - A brief look at a part of the Temple often missed by tourists.
Tutankhamun’s Headrests - Jan Summers Duffy describes the unique set of headrests discovered in Tutankhamun’s Tomb, some of which he may have used in life.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at floors in ancient Egypt in an article entitled “Right Under Your Feet”.
End Note: Tutankhamun’s Trumpets - Maggie Lyons describes the trumpets found in Tutankamun’s tomb and how they can still be heard.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher brings readers the latest news from around Egypt.
The Temple of Montu at El Tod - Betty Schneider looks at the little-visited temple of the god Montu at El Tod, to the south of Luxor.
The Missing Sarcophagus of Menkaura - Jon Bodsworth creates a virtual reconstruction of the king’s missing sarcophagus.
Osirisnet.net - Thierry Benderitter introduces his special web site, about to the tombs and mastabas of Egypt.
The Geology of Egypt - Colin Reader overviews the way the Egyptian landmass evolved and affected the ancient civilisation.
Ancient Egypt at Highclere Castle - visits a new exhibition dedicated to the Fifth Earl of Carnarvon, his work in Egypt and his well-known connection to Tutankhamun.
The Geology of Egypt - Colin Reader overviews the way the Egyptian landmass evolved and affected the ancient civilisation.
The Seth-animal: a Dog and its Master - Ken Moss describes the uncertainty about the identity of the Seth-animal and suggests a likely candidate.
The Egypt Exploration Society - In the fourth of a series of articles on the work of the EES, Dr. Judith Bunbury looks at Egypt and the Global Cooling Crisis.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Hilary Wilson looks at Greeks, Wells and Shadows – ancient measurements.
The Last Inhabitants of Qurna - Just before the last family was re-located to Gabawi, Marwa Basry was born.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher.
Re-Sealing of KV62 - The sealing and re-sealing of the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Steve Cross.
Bits and Pieces - What to do with damaged, modest or incomplete Egyptian antiquities. Earl Ertman.
Nabta Playa Saved - Nabta Playa is relatively unknown; where and what is it? Raymond Betz.
The Mortuary Temple of Merenptah - AE explores a little-visited temple in Luxor.
An Unexpected Turkish Delight - An Egyptian/Turkish connection. Mark Walker.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Ancient Egyptians in and on the river Nile.
Egyptian Masterpieces - looks at an ancient statue of a scribe.
The Sycomore and The Fig - A look at these special plants in ancient Egypt.
The Egypt Exploration Society - Late antique and mediaeval material found at Qasr Ibrim in Nubia. Joost Hagen.
How old is that mummy? - Aidan Dodson.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher brings the latest news from Luxor, Cairo, Alexandria, Rosetta and Damietta.
A Relief of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III in Bournemouth - Stephanie Roberts reports on a fine relief of the joint pharaohs, and speculates on its possible original provenance.
Description de l’Égypte - It is 200 years since the publication of the results of the French study of Egypt, which also inspired a Sèvres china table service once owned by the Duke of Wellington.
Why did ancient Egyptians mummify their dead? - Bob Partridge proposes some possible reasons for the introduction of mummification and dispels some myths.
Inspired by Egypt - Ancient Egypt inspires a modern work of art by Canadian artist Robert Isler Wanka.
Into Egypt’s Eastern Desert - An exploration of the geology and antiquities of Egypt’s Eastern Desert by Colin Reader.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - The Trees of the Garden by Hilary Wilson.
The Egypt Exploration Society - Its recent work and future projects explained by Chris Naunton, EES Deputy Director.
Egypt in Leeds - AE visits an Egyptian ‘temple’ in Leeds.
News from Egypt - The latest news from Luxor, Aswan, the Fayum, the Delta and Cairo brought to you by Ayman Wahby Taher, our Egypt Correspondent; and news of the work of Chicago House in Luxor from its Director, W. Raymond Johnson.
The Missing Link - Mike Neilson reveals how a fragment of a statue from Saqqara has helped to identify a well-known statue in the British Museum.
Into Egypt’s Eastern Desert -Continuing an exploration of the geology and antiquities of Egypt’s Eastern Desert by Colin Reader.
Investigating Early Mummification - Vicky Gashe describes her work on the origins of mummification in Egypt
The Cult of the Apis Bull - The worship of the Apis Bull was one of the longest-lasting cults of the Egyptian Pantheon, as Maxwell Stocker explains.
The Belly of Stones - Betty Winkelman looks at the great Middle Kingdom fortresses in Nubia, now lost beneath the waters of Lake Nasser.
Featured Pharaoh: Senusret III - AE looks at the reign of this Middle Kingdom king.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - Ancient Egyptian Flowers, by Hilary Wilson.
Architectural Gems: The “Pharaoh’s Bed” at Philae.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher brings you the latest news from Alexandria, Giza, Saqqara, Abydos, Dendera and Luxor.
An Alabaster Coffin and Sety I’s Last Secret - Stephen Cross looks at Sety’s coffin and finds that the circumstances of its discovery and its condition may indicate that the king’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings may still hide some secrets.
Thoroughly Modern Mummies - Dr. Ryan Metcalfe reveals how modern science and experiments are revealing more about ancient mummification techniques.
Amarna Update - A brief update on recent excavation and conservation in the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - A Sense of Smell – ancient perfumes and scented flowers described by Hilary Wilson.
Life in Paradise: Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes - In edited extracts from his new book The Lost Tombs of Thebes: Life in Paradise, Dr. Zahi Hawass describes the exquisite and sometimes little-known Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes, and reports on new discoveries and conservation work in the area.
The Department of Ancient Egypt - and Sudan at the British Museum - In one of a series of articles on the work of the BM, Dr. Daniel Antoine looks at Life and Death in the Nile Valley – Bioarchaeological Research at the British Museum, including reports on some new studies on human remains from Sudan.
Tutankhamun’s Family - DNA tests on their mummies enable five generations of his family tree to be reconstructed.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher brings you the latest news, from Cairo, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor.
The Tomb of Karakhamun - Birgit Schoer reports on work at the long-lost tomb of Karakhamun at Luxor, that is revealing new information about the tomb and its owner.
An Italian Mummy Mystery - Sabina Malgora and Anna Pieri examine a mummy in an Italian museum collection and discover all is not what it would seem to be.
An Fleet of Ancient Model Boats - Craig S. Milner describes the remarkable discovery of a large number of tomb models at Deir el-Bersha, including a fleet of boats that have been conserved and are now on display in Boston.
Campaniform to Composite - Peter Phillips discusses the evolution of the composite form of ancient Egyptian columns.
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum - In the second of a series of articles, Dr. Neal Spencer reports on how the Museum is helping to train Egyptian and Sudanese archaeologists.
Per Mesut: for younger readers - In this issue Hilary Wilson discusses Snakes.
Temples, Tombs and Tourists - Tony Holmes looks at ancient and modern tourism.
Minoans and Mycenaeans in Ancient Egypt - Marta Farrugia and Anton Mifsud show that the depictions on the walls of early New Kingdom tombs prove that Minoans and Mycenaeans were in contact with ancient Egypt.
From our Egypt Correspondent -Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Cairo, Saqqara, Lahun, Bahariya, Luxor, etc.
‘Amarna’ in Aswan - Andrew Fulton reports on an important and overlooked monument, dating to the reign of Akhenaten, that can be found at Aswan.
How Now Sick Cow? - Conni Lord looks at the evidence for veterinary care in ancient Egypt.
Egypt, Durham and Japan - Helen Armstrong and Rachel Grocke reveal the work involved in arranging an exhibition in Japan of objects from the Oriental Museum in Durham.
The Anubi Project - Sabina Malgora and Imerio Palumbo join a novel motorbike rally on a journey through part of Egypt’s Western Desert.
King Narmer’s Electric Catfish - Rosalind Park reveals the shocking story of the role of catfish in ancient Egypt.
Evidence for Expeditions to Punt - Cheryl Ward describes a significant discovery which reveals much about the seafaring expeditions to Punt from Red Sea ports.
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum - In the third of a series of articles on the work of the Department, Dr. Julie Anderson reports on the Museum’s collections from Sudan and Nubia.
H.W. Seton-Karr’s Flint Collections - Mark Trumpour investigates why a collection of Egyptian flint implements is now in Canada.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Cairo, Saqqara, Karnak, and Medinet Habu, plus a special report on a Temple of Sety I at Wadi Kanayis.
Sailing in the Wake of Hatshepsut - Cheryl Ward reports the building and sailing on the Red Sea of a full-sized replica of the boat used on Hatshepsut’s journey to Punt.
The False Door of Useramun - Mansour Boraik examines in detail an Eighteenth Dynasty false door recently discovered at the Temple of Karnak.
Egypt, Eton and Birmingham - AE reports on a new exhibition of objects from the collection of Eton College, currently on display at the Barber Institute in Birmingham, and on how the Eton Collection is being temporarily divided in order for it to be fully studied and published.
As Good as the Real Thing? - Jaromir Malek comments on a major touring exhibition, currently showing in mainland Europe and opening soon in Manchester in the UK, which features full-scale replicas of many of the objects from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum - In the fourth of a series of articles on the work of the Department, AE looks at The Book of the Dead, which is the subject of a major new exhibition due to open soon at the Museum.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers - In this issue, Hilary Wilson’s article is entitled “What’s in a Name? (Part 1)”.
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Giza, Cairo, Middle Egypt and Luxor.
Early Explorers of Egypt’s Western Desert - Peter Stevens follows in the tracks of the first Europeans to travel in the Western Desert; a journey that is still difficult today.
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum - In the last of a series of articles on the work of the Department, Elisabeth R. O’Connell looks at the Late Antique objects from Egypt and how and where they were collected.
Replicating an Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece - AE reveals that ancient skills have not been lost and follows the work of a modern Egyptian craftsman in copying Tutankhamun’s throne.
Wonderful Things - AE visits a major exhibition of full-scale replicas of objects from Tutankhamun’s tomb, currently in Manchester and Cologne, and also opening in Dublin in early 2011.
Replicating Tutankhamun’s Tomb - AE looks at how a Spanish company, Factum Arte, is using the latest technology to create a perfect copy of Tutankhamun’s tomb as a way of helping to preserve the original.
An Egyptophile in Egypt Laura Ranieri offers tips, tactics and practical information to the tourist visiting Egypt for the first time.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers In this issue, Hilary Wilson’s
article is entitled What’s in a Name? (Part 2).
From our Egypt Correspondent - Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Cairo, Luxor, the Fayum and the Sinai.
Auguste Mariette, 1821-1881 - Chris Humber tells the story of the founder of the Egyptian Antiquities Service and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
The Paleopathology of Egyptian Mummies - Michael R. Zimmerman looks at how morbid curiosity has been replaced by more scientific approach to mummy studies.
‘Re-excavating’ Egyptian Predynastic Sites in London - G.J. Tassie and Joris van Wetering reveal how and why a collection of Predynastic material has recently been returned to Egypt.
Misdemeanours at Deir el-Medina - Benedict Davies tells readers about the troublesome lives of some of the inhabitants of the Workmen’s Village.
Tutankhamun’s Khepesh Swords - Historical weapons expert Mike Loades examines two swords from the king’s tomb.
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) - In the first of a series of articles on the work of ARCE, Director Gerry Scott looks at the Centre’s early years.
The Egyptian Lodge in St. Helier - Mark Walker investigates a house in Jersey.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers - In this issue, Hilary Wilson’s article looks a the hieroglyph hotep and its meaning.
News from the Editors and from our Egypt Correspondent - A special extended report from the Editors and from Ayman Wahby Taher on recent developments in Egypt and on the damage to and theft of antiquities.
Takabuti: a Twenty-fifth Dynasty Egyptian Lady - A mummy in the Ulster Museum in Belfast, which has fascinated generations of visitors, reveals information about her life and times following a scientific examination by Eileen Murphy, Rosalie David and Winifred Glover.
Why Belzoni Went to Egypt - Bill Keys reveals the reason why Belzoni made his first, fateful visit to Egypt.
Colour in Ancient Egypt - Research chemist Alan Reiblein takes a close look at the colours that decorated ancient Egyptian tombs, temples and objects, and at how they were prepared and used.
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) - In the second of a series of articles on the work of ARCE, Dr. Gerry Scott and John Shearman look at ARCE’s work in Luxor.
Secret Egypt: Unravelling Truth from Myth - Ali Wells, Chris Kirby and Sally Johnson describe a new exhibition in Coventry.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at The Demon Drink.
Egyptomania Comes to China As W. Benson Harer Jr. explains.
News from the Editors - A report on the recent return of stolen objects to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and other news from around the world. gg
News from Egypt - Egypt correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher reports from Alexandria, the Fayum and Luxor.
Cleanliness is Next to Godliness - Charlotte Booth investigates hygiene in ancient Egyptian society.
Frogs in Ancient Egyptian Art - Magda van Ryneveld looks at the depictions of a small amphibian often heard in Egypt but rarely seen.
From Foe to Pharaoh: Libyans and Egypt - Andrew Fulton examines the ancient relationship between Egypt and Libya.
Egypt in Jersey - The Egyptian connection with the island of Jersey is revealed by John J. Taylor.
The Long-Lost Work of Frédéric Cailliaud - In the third article in a series by ARCE, Andrew Bednarski highlights one example of the Center’s publication activities.
The Leather Funerary Baldachin of Isetemkheb - Edward Loring describes the unique canopy of the daughter of a High Priest of Amun.
News from the Editor - Brief reports of some Egyptological activities worldwide and discoveries in Egypt.
News from Egypt - Egypt correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher reports from Cairo, Saqqara and Suez.
News from Amarna, June 2011 - Barry Kemp proves that the work of the Amarna Project is still continuing.
Epigraphic Survey/Chicago House - A report by W. Raymond Johnson of the recent activities of the University of Chicago’s Epigraphic Survey in Luxor.
Revealing the Secrets of Dendera - Ayman Wahby Taher describes the temple he has known from childhood.
Gardens in Ancient Egypt - Angela Torpey investigates the evidence for horticulture in the ancient Nile Valley.
Tell Edfu - Nadine Moeller describes her ongoing excavation of the Old and Middle Kingdom urban site beside the Ptolemaic temple.
American Research Center in Egypt - In the fourth article in a series by ARCE, Christie Pohl describes the training and conservation work of the Center.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson tells readers about the Children she met on a recent trip to Luxor.
Obituary - Robert Bernard Partridge, 10th April 1951 - 10th July 2011
Film Memorabilia - Mark Walker reports on the recent sale of objects collected by Debbie Reynolds.
Ancient Egyptian Shields - Bob Partridge describes the use of these vital pieces of military equipment.
The Tomb of the Three Princesses - The story of the discovery of this tomb in a remote wadi is told by Anne Midgley.
New Light on Egypt in England - Cathie Bryan takes a fresh look at the Egyptian influence on architecture 1837-1935.
The First Tombs of Ancient Egypt - Nacho Ares describes the evolution of funerary architecture at Abydos and Saqqara.
The Garstang Project - Three postgraduates write about a project based upon the work of John Garstang.
How to Destroy an Amarna Statue - A study by Kristin Thompson of the ways in which Amarnan statuary was broken up.
In the fifth article in a series by ARCE, Jocelyn Goharty describes the work of documenting talatat at Karnak.
Old Kingdom Tomb Art - Sarah Griffiths explores the conventions of two-dimensional art in the tomb of Kagemni.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson on Nomes and Boundaries.
An Unnamed Statue of a Vizier - Susanna Thomas investigates a Middle Kingdom statue found in the ‘Karnak Cachette’.
Egypt at the Crystal Palace - The rise and fall of the Palace and its ‘Egyptian’ Court are described by Birgit Schoer.
Atum: Creating the World - In the first of a series of articles about Egypt’s gods, Joyce Tyldesley considers this solar deity.
Egyptology in Liverpool - Some of the fascinating objects in the World Museum, Liverpool and the Garstang Museum.
Lorenzo Dow Covington - Glenn Marcoe records the work at Giza of a pioneering Egyptologist.
Monasteries in Ancient Egypt - Muriel O’Shea visits some of the early monastic settlements.
A Volunteer’s Diary - Patricia Mason describes her experiences helping at an excavation in the South Asasif.
ARCE in the Egyptian Museum - In the last in a series of articles about the Center’s work, Janice Kamrin, Rachel Mauldin, Elina Nuutinen and Sari Nieminen describe the Registrars’ Training and Database Program in the Cairo Museum.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the Forty-Two statements of the Negative Confession.
News from the Editor - Egyptological news from Egypt and the UK.
News from Amarna - Professor Barry Kemp, Director of the Amarna Project, reports on the 2011 season of restoration and excavation of Akhenaten’s capital city.
Nefertiti’s New Home - The Neues Museum in Berlin, which now houses the world-famous bust of Nefertiti as well as one of the finest Egyptogy collections in the world, is itself a remarkable building, as Mark Walker explains.
The Metropolitan Dig House - Marcel and Monica Maessen write about one of the most impressive of the ‘homes from home’ occupied by Egyptologists working for long periods in Egypt.
The KNH Centre - Rosalie David describes the Centre’s research project based upon the finds of Sir Grafton Elliot Smith and AE’s Editor reports on the exhibition Grave Secrets.
Egypt’s Western Desert - Colin Reader describes the underlying geology that shapes the landscape of this fascinating region of Egypt.
South Asasif Necropolis: Season 2011 - A busy year of excavation and restoration at an important Late Period tomb is described by Dr. Elena Pischicova.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes how the Ancient Egyptians solved the problem of Living Without Money.
News from the Editor - Egyptological news from Egypt and the UK, including a report on the Pharaoh King of Egypt Exhibition in Leeds.
Outstanding Egypt - Alan Jeffreys brings readers some beautiful nineteenth century stereo images of Egypt.
Egypt’s Green Pump for All Time - The story of the sakiyya is told by Bill Key.
The KNH Centre - The role of teeth in reconstructing life from the skeleton is described by Roger Forshaw.
Egypt in 1931 - Anne Midgley recreates her grandfather’s adventurous visit.
Egypt in 1949/50 - Ivan Sparkes describes his experiences as a soldier stationed in the country.
Meroë: The Last Outpost of Ancient Egypt - The history and monuments of this region in Sudanese Upper Nubia are examined and illustrated by Dr. Aidan Dodson.
Osiris: King of the Dead - The second in a series about Egypt’s gods and goddesses written by Dr. Joyce Tyldesley.
Egypt’s Heritage as Gifts - Hend Abd el-Rahman tells readers about the many treasures given away to foreigners.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the use of horns in the iconography of ancient Egypt.
News from the Editor - Changes to the familiar landscape of Luxor and its ancient monuments, and other Egyptological news from Egypt and the UK.
Ancient Egypt’s Gemstones - Expert James Harrell identifies the stones used by the ancient Egyptians in their jewellery.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes how “The Moon’s a Baboon” in ancient Egyptian iconography.
King Ahmose 0 - French excavations at Karnak have revealed a new candidate for the founder of the Eighteenth Dynasty.
The KNH Centre - In the third of a series of articles based around the work of the Centre, Jenny Cockitt tells readers about George Reisner’s Year in Nubia.
A ROMAN Bath at Karnak - In an exclusive report, Mansour Boraik and Salah El-Masekh describe a major new discovery in front of the First Pylon at the Temple of Karnak – a Roman bath complex beside the Ptolemaic one. With an update by the Editor listing the very latest finds.
Was Tutankhamun Killed by a Hippo? - Medical specialist W. Benson Harer Jr. examines the evidence for his radical new theory.
Two Notable Dwarfs - Dwarfs are often depicted in ancient Egyptian art and sometimes held important positions in society, as Sue Dykes reports.
From the Editor - An intriguing stela from Leiden and Egyptianising architecture in Liverpool.
A Ka Statue of Iteti Ankhiris - Susanna Thomas investigates a statue now in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
News from Amarna, Spring 2012 - Barry Kemp brings readers the latest news of his excavations at Akhenaten’s capital city.
The KNH Centre - In the fourth of a series of articles based around the work of the Centre, Ryan Metcalfe tells readers about Ancient Nubian Brewing.
Two Unusual Artifacts - A report by Glenn Markoe on two objects in the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Hector Horeau - A selection of Horeau’s beautiful watercolours illustrate Luigi Prada and Jaromir Malek’s article about this extraordinary nineteenth century architect and traveller.
Beauty, Purity, Preservation and Durability ... Artifacts of Stone - Stone artifacts found in tombs, including Tutankhamun’s, are described by Jan Summers Duffy.
Isis: Great of Magic - The third article by Joyce Tyldesley on Egypt’s better-known gods and goddesses.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes The Changing Faces of the Moon [-god].
From the Editor - Including reports on the AWT Conference and The British Museum Colloquium.
Pharaoh’s Magic Wand? - Dylan Bickerstaffe asks what DNA can really tell us about the Amarna royal family.
Amarna Shabtis - “Why were shabtis still in use in Akhenaten’s reign?” asks Nacho Ares.
The KNH Centre - In the fifth of a series of articles based around the work of the Centre, Pauline Norris tells readers about The Lettuce Connection.
Who Built the Pyramids? - Hilary Wilson examines the evidence.
The Father of Diplomacy - was Amenhotep III, argues professional diplomat Kristian Bonnici.
A Visit to Egypt in 1931 - Fifteen vintage postcards from Anne Midgley’s collection.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson tells us about the trouble with statues revealed in the Amarna Letters.
Was Tutankamun Killed by a Hippo? - the sequel - Peter Sheldrick supports the hypothesis.
The Geology of Giza - Colin Reader points out that the body of the Sphinx can teach us much about the geological history of Giza.
From the Editor - News from Egypt, the opening of the new Manchester Museum galleries, and a sad loss.
Servants of Hekhet - Lou Selene-Sayell describes midwifery and childbirth in ancient Egypt.
The Somers Clarke House at El-Kab - The Belgian dig-house is in need of urgent repairs, reports Raymond Betz.
Can You Play Senet? - Ian Johnsone tells you how.
The KNH Centre - In the sixth of a series of articles based around the work of the Centre, Iwona Kosieradzka-Ogunmakin comes Face-to-Face with the Dead.
The Manchester Museum - Campbell Price introduces the new Egyptology galleries.
The Ancient Practice of Tattooing - The art of skin decoration dates back to prehistoric times, says Elisabeth Kerner.
Who Was the Father of Diplomacy? - Jennifer Stephenson takes issue with the article in AE74 and introduces her own candidate for the role.
Hathor: the Golden One - In the fourth article in a series, Joyce Tyldesley tells us about the cow-goddess.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - In the run-up to Christmas, Hilary Wilson tells us about ancient Egyptian Toys.
From the Editor - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere, some good and some bad.
Mentuemhet, Prince of Thebes - Betty Schneider describes the rise to power of a noble of the Third Intermediate Period.
Technological Giants - Alan Reiblein explores the achievements of the ancient Egyptians in various technologies.
The Belgian Excavations in Elkab - Raymond Betz summarises the huge achievements of the Belgian mission to Elkab during the past seventy-five years.
Death and Life in Old Kingdom Elkab - The Belgian mission to Elkab has recently made the remarkable discovery of an Old Kingdom town, as Dirk Huyge describes.
The Sacred Ibis - Stephanie Atherton looks at one of the iconic symbols of ancient Egypt.
The Amarna Project - Prof. Barry Kemp brings readers up to date with the work of his team last autumn.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson writes about Popular Songs.
Beautiful Butterfies - Their use in ancient Egyptian art is described by Magda van Ryneveld.
Ancient and Modern Animal Care - Diane Woolley discovers that animals may be capable of choosing their own medicines!
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Editorial and News from Amarna - Egyptological news including the latest Amarna report from Barry Kemp and Anna Stevens.
The Battle of Qadesh: Historical Truth or Royal Propaganda? … asks Diana Liesegang.
Rameses the Great – the Father of Public Relations - Kristian Bonnici argues the case.
The Making of Description de l’Égypte - W. Benson Harer Jr. tells how Napoleon invented Egyptology with the “mother of all coffee-table books”.
Three Wines for Tutankhamun’s Transfiguration - Maria Rosa Guasch Jané explores the significance of three wine jars in the king’s tomb.
‘Ice Age’ Art at Qurta - Dirk Huyge describes how the oldest rock engravings in North Africa were dated.
Images of Women from Deir el-Medina - Joanne Backhouse examines ostraca and figurines depicting the women of the village.
Tutankhamun: Life after Death - Joyce Tyldesley considers the modern legend of Tutankhamun’s Curse.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson tells us about stone beads.
Third Dynasty Head Discovered - Dirk Huyge reports an important find in the Royal Museumsof Art and History in Brussels.
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From the Editor - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
Eye on the Needle - We introduce a film about the plight of ‘Cleopatra’s Needle’ in London.
Horemheb: Founder of the Nineteenth Dynasty ... argues Charlotte Booth.
The Tomb of Meresankh III at Giza - Geoffrey Lenox-Smith describes a visit to this impressive mastaba tomb.
Unique Geometric Rock Art at el-Hosh - Dirk Huyge and Per Storemyr describe the discovery of a ‘masterpiece’ in 2010.
Seth: the Complex God - Joyce Tyldesley continues her series of articles examining Egypt’s better-known deities.
Drug Use in Ancient Egypt - Drugs for both medical and recreational use are identified by Lou Selene-Sayell.
Egyptology and Photography: Two Founding Fathers - The connections between Karl Richard Lepsius and William Henry Fox Talbot are explored by James Downs.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes Shiny Things made of faience.
Tutankhamun’s Bracelets - The bracelets found among the jewellery in the tomb are examined by Jan Summers Duffy.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
The Use of Ivory in Ancient Egypt - Magda van Ryneveld describes the use of this popular and versatile material.
Nephepetra Mentuhotep: the Great Reunifier - The warrior king from the south left an enduring legacy, as Sarah Griffiths discovered.
Walk Like an Egyptian - ... among the Egyptianising tombs of Kensal Green Cemetery with Cathie Bryan.
Epigraphic Survey/Chicago House 2011-2013 Field Season - W. Raymond Johnson brings readers news of the work of his team in Luxor during the last season.
To Be Or Not To Be: Circumcision in Ancient Egypt - Finding evidence for this ancient practice can be tricky says Connie Lord.
“The Name’s Over The Door”: Ancient Egyptian Funerary Cones - Peter Clayton looks at this neglected but important source of information.
A Ptolemaic Bust in Mariemont Museum: The Detective Story ... is recounted by Raymond Betz.
Maths in Ancient Egypt - Egypt’s important role in the early history of mathematics is explained by Elizabeth Hind.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson explains the meaning of “Brothers and Sisters”.
From the Editor - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere, including the destruction of Mellawi Museum.
Cobra Goddesses - Joyce Tyldesley continues her series of articles examining Egypt’s better-known deities.
How West Park Museum Acquired its Collection - Alan Hayward and Rose Smith tell the story of Marianne Brocklehurst’s contribution.
Sandal-Making in Ancient Egypt is described by Magda van Ryneveld.
Crumbling Pyramids - An explanation for the collapse of some pyramids is suggested by Peter James.
Making Khufu’s Granite Sarcophagus Experiments - by Denys Stocks reveal the secrets of the ancient stone-workers.
Egypt at Pompeii -The inhabitants of Pompeii were evidently fascinated by the culture of Ancient Egypt.
The Temple of Isis at Pompeii - Mark Walker describes this iconic building, compares it with Egyptian temples dedicated to Isis, and considers how it has been portrayed in modern fiction and on film.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson explains the meaning to Ancient Egyptians of“Green”.
Egyptianising Liverpool - Fay Samuels brings readers more examples of the influence of Egypt on the city’s architecture.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
‘Scribes of Outlines: Drawing in Ancient Egypt’ - The extraordinary artistic skill of the scribes of ancient Egypt is displayed in a major exhibition now showing in Brussels, reviewed here by Raymond Betz.
The Meidum Pyramid: Revisited - Colin Reader takes a fresh look at the ownership of the Meidum Pyramid and the theory that it collapsed in antiquity.
The Parisian Louxor Cinema Palace - A newly-restored Egyptian Art Deco masterpiece is described by Cathie Bryan.
The Smouha Excavations - Marie-Cécile Bruwier describes excavations to discover the remains of a Graeco-Roman building in a suburb of Alexandria.
The Royal Cemeteries of Nubia - Betty Winkelman investigates Nubia’s earliest pharaonic traditions and the Kushite rulers who controlled two kingdoms.
The Myth of Hypatia - The legend and the reality of the life of the Alexandrian mathematician, feminist icon and martyr are examined by Charlotte Booth.
Egyptomania: Songs for Swinging Mummies! - Bob Brier enjoys a sing-song around the piano with a selection of Egypt-inspired tunes.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the ancient Egyptians’ understanding of medicine and how they treated injuries with Tried and Tested methods.
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From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
Annie Abernathie Quibell - Lee Young tells readers about the little-known wife of a famous Egyptologist, an artist who made a great contribution to Egyptology herself.
Divine Kings - In the seventh of her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known gods and goddesses, Joyce Tyldesley considers the kings who thought of themselves as living gods.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the Medical Profession in ancient Egypt.
Excavations in Front of Karnak - Salah el-Masekh describes the excavation of a massive embankment wall running from Karnak to Luxor and the discovery of an interesting New Kingdom stela re-used in Ptolemaic buildings.
The Metal that Fell from the Sky - Diane Johnson and Joyce Tyldesley describe their on-going research into the sources, uses and symbolic meanings of iron in pre-Iron Age Egypt.
The Cone on the Head and the Ba on Earth - Joan Padgham has a new theory to explain the meaning of the mysterious cones depicted in New Kingdom tomb scenes.
Speak My Name! - In the first of two articles, Andrew Fulton investigates how the first pharaohs developed their impressive royal titulary.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
Ancient Egypt in Your Home - The late Editor of AE, Bob Partridge, explains his passion for collecting replicas of ancient Egyptian artifacts.
Speak My Name: - Politics and Damnatio Memoriae - In the second of his two articles, Andrew Fulton explains how pharaohs’ names were used and abused by their descendants.
Ancient Egypt in Rome - Mark Walker explores Italy’s capital and finds ancient Egyptian obelisks in the city’s squares, ancient Egyptian statues in the Vatican Museums and film-sets of ancient Egyptian cities in Cinecitta.
The Ancient Egyptian Legal System - “Legal systems and customs have functioned as central features of societies throughout recorded history”, says Max Stocker. What did law mean to the ancient Egyptian?
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - In this issue, Hilary Wilson looks at what Doors – Real and Imagined meant to the ancient Egyptians.
When and Why was the Great Sphinx Made? - The origins and date of this mysterious monument at Giza are still hotly debated by Egyptologists. Peter Lacovara gives readers his opinions on the subject
From the Editors- Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
News from Amarna - A brief summary of the latest work by Professor Barry Kemp’s team re-excavating the Great Aten Temple at Amarna.
Baden-Powell and Ancient Egypt - The founder of the Boy Scout movement was also interested in ancient Egypt as John Ditchfield reveals.
The Ancient Egyptians Were Human Too ... says Charlotte Booth.
Harold Jones, Artist and Egyptologist - Nan Evans tells the story of the tragically short life of this talented “Welshman in Egypt”.
The Sphinx: Evolution of a Concept - Colin Reader explains why he believes that the Great Sphinx at Giza was first carved as a lion in the Early Dynastic Period.
Egyptomania for Ladies - In the first of two articles, Anne Midgley shares pictures of some of her favourite Egypt-inspired household items.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - The use of ducks for food, as offerings and as a decorative theme in a wide range of ancient Egyptian items, is explored by Hilary Wilson.
Neith: the Warrior Goddess - In the eighth in her series of articles about Egypt’s better-known gods, Joyce Tyldesley considers the attributes of Neith.
A Mentuhotep II Chapel at Abydos - A brief report by Ayman Mohamed Damarany on the discovery of a mahat chapel of Mentuhotep II.
Playing with Fire - The ancient Egyptians had about thirty different words for fire; Jill Smethills investigates the meaning of some of them.
Egypt’s Earliest Queens - Joyce Tyldesley begins a new series of articles on the better-known queens of Egypt.
Egyptology at Oxford - Professor Richard Parkinson gives his personal view of the Griffith Institute.
Discovering Tutankhamun - Paul Collins and Liam McNamara introduce an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum celebrating the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the Griffith Institute.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hearts and Minds. The ancient Egyptians thought that the heart rather than the brain was the seat of the intellect, says Hilary Wilson.
Egypt’s Master Jewellers - The secrets of how ancient craftsmen created such beautiful objects from tough semi-precious stones are investigated by Andrea Whytock.
Thutmose III The Builder - Betty Winkelman describes the warrior king’s Mansions of Millions of Years and some of his other many building projects.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere; also reports on the Goodison collection by Joanne Chamberlain and a Howard Carter exhibition by Christopher Coleman.
Queens of the Old Kingdom (1) - Joyce Tyldesley reviews the evidence for the ‘Pyramid Queens’ of the Fourth Dynasty.
He of the Two Deserts: King Den - Andrew Fulton investigates what is known about a king of the First Dynasty.
The Discs of Hemaka - Magda van Ryneveld examines some remarkable items found in the tomb of one of Den’s most powerful courtiers.
How Were the Pyramids Built? - Two contradictory solutions to this perennial problem are presented by Greg Moress and Peter James.
The Decipherment of Hieroglyphs and the Champollion Museum - Raymond Betz takes readers on a tour of a museum in Champollion’s home town of Figeac.
Tutankhamun’s Linen Pall - Jan Summers investigates one of the artefacts from the boy king’s tomb that did not fare well following its discovery.
More Egyptomania for Ladies - Egyptianising design in fashion, jewellery, games and advertising is explored by Anne Midgley.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Egypt in Africa. The roots of Egyptian civilisation lie there, says Hilary Wilson.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
The Aberdonian Egyptologists - The lives and legacies of James Grant and Robert Wilson are recounted by Max Stocker.
Cairo to Constantinople - An exhibition at Buckingham Palace of early photos is introduced by Alessandro Nasini.
Sithathoriunet’s Tomb and Treasures - are described by Wolfram Grajetzki.
Queens of the Old Kingdom (2) - Joyce Tyldesley reviews the evidence for the some queens of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties.
Touching History: 3D Replicas - 3D printing introduced by John Kaufmann.
Senusret III: Legendary Pharaoh - Raymond Betz takes readers on a tour of an exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Lille.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson on Linen in ancient Egypt.
Mummification: all heart, no brain? Sofia Aziz looks at why the ancient Egyptians discarded the brains of mummies.
The Pharaohs and the Mercenary King - The King of Sparta helped Thirtieth Dynasty pharaohs defeat Persia says Erich B. Anderson.
Obelisks and the Expansive Splitting of Granite - Allan Mills presents his contoversial theory.
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New Osireion Discovered - Mira Álvarez Sosa and IreneMorfini describe their new find in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna.
Magic at Amarna - Did the ordinary people of Amarna continue to carry out magical practices under Akhenaten’s rule? Bianca Pesch investigates.
Animals and Pharaohs: the Animal Kingdom in Ancient Egypt - Raymond Betz presents his photos of a major exhibition at the Louvre-Lens Museum, and John Wyatt casts an expert eye on some of the exhibits.
Even better than the real thing? Kerry Webb visits the facsimile Tomb of Tutankhamun on the West Bank at Luxor.
Eat a cooked mouse! Amadine Marshall examines the efficacy of this ancient Egyptian remedy.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Thereby Hangs a Tail – from Pharaoh’s belt says Hilary Wilson.
Queens of the Middle Kingdom: The Hidden Queens - In the fourth of her series of articles on royal wives, the evidence for Middle Kingdom queens is reviewed by Joyce Tydesley.
Enlightened by Egypt Chris Elliot explores how ancient Egypt influenced the design of eighteenth century English gardens.
Queens of the Early New Kingdom: The politically Active Queens - In the fifth of her series of articles on royal wives, Joyce Tyldesley describes the Queens of the Seventeenth and early Eighteenth Dynasties
Ahhotep: the Warrior Queen? Taneash Sidpura asks if this New Kingdom queen deserves her military reputation.
The Lost Crown of Horus ... created by John Kaufman using a 3D printer.
The Egyptian Harp - David Goldsmith looks at the ancient Egyptian harp in tomb scenes and museums.
The Lector in Ancient Egypt - The lector priest was involved in a wide range of activities, as Roger Forshaw explains.
A Coptic Monastery at Abydos Ayman Damarany and Hazem Salah describe their excavation near the Sety I Temple.
Manchester, Mummies and Microchips - Manchester’s huge contribution to Egyptology still continues, says Joyce Tyldesley.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - This Little Piggy was a prime source of food in ancient Egypt, says Hilary Wilson.
The Curious Case of Howard Carter and the Lotus Head - Dylan Bickerstaffe turns detective.
Mistress of the House of Books - Kerry Webb discovers that libraries performed a vital function in ancient Egyptian temples under the protection of the goddess Seshat.
The Sons of Rameses II - Patrick van Gils investigates why Rameses II broke with tradition to depict his offspring on royal monuments.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Alexander the Great was just one of the famous individuals to whom Consulting the Oracle in ancient Egypt was nothing unusual, says Hilary Wilson.
Abu Simbel through the Eyes of the Traveller - Charlotte Booth looks at the history the the famous temple site in Nubia and its development as a tourist attraction.
Biblical Pharaohs - Andrew Fulton looks for Egypt’s pharaohs within the pages of the Christian Bible.
Eunuchs in Ancient Egypt - “What is the evidence for eunuchs in ancient Egyptian Society?” asks Lou Selene Sayell.
Hatshepsut: the Female Pharaoh - In the sixth of her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley reviews the life and times of Hatshepsut.
Editorial comment from Peter Phillips & Egyptological news items from Egypt and elsewhere summarised bySarah Griffiths and a report from Chicago House by Ray Johnson.
The Riddle of the Egyptian Corner of Northwood House - John Parsloe and Tim Wander investigate the origins of this strange Egyptianising feature.
Egypt and Rome – Parallel Empires? - Dylan Bickerstaffe finds many similarities between the histories of the two imperial powers.
Gifts for the Gods:Animal Mummies as Votive Offerings - The work of the Ancient Egyptian Animal Biobank is described by Lidija McKnight.
What’s New in Luxor? - In the first of a series of articles, Raymond Betz reports on the new sights he saw when he went on a long-delayed return visit.
Karnak and the Seven Gates of Osiris - David Lewiston Sharpe explores the rarelyvisited chapel to Osiris Heka-Djet.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Sticks and Stones and Stones on Sticks were more than just weapons in ancient Egypt, says Hilary Wilson.
Egypt’s Sun Queens: Part 1 – Sunrise - In the seventh in her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley reviews the evidence for the queens of Amenhotep III.
From the Editor - Editorial comment from Peter Phillips.
News - Egyptological news items from Egypt and elsewhere summarised by Sarah Griffiths.
Beautiful Borders - Magda van Ryneveld highlights the wide variety of beautifully painted borders used to enhance two-dimensional art in ancient Egypt.
The Horse in Ancient Egypt - Horses played an important role in ancient Egypt from the New Kingdom onwards, as Tuuli Turtola explains.
Sistra and Constellations - Ayman Wahby Taher describes the ancient zodiac that has been revealed by restoration at the Temple of Hathor at Dendera.
Gifts for the Gods: the Exhibition - Lidija McKnight tells readers about preparations for the forthcoming exhibition at the Manchester Museum.
What’s New in Luxor? Part 2 – Central Thebes - Raymond Betz continues his report on new tombs and monuments to visit in Luxor.
Egypt’s Sun Queens: Part 2 – Nefertiti - In the eighth in her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley looks at the few facts known about the life of the ancient world’s best-known queen.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Poppies were for Remembrance in ancient Egypt too, says Hilary Wilson.
From the Editors - Egyptological news from Egypt and elsewhere.
The Efficacy of Eating Fly Specks! - Amandine Marshall investigates this unusual ancient Egyptian medicine.
Signatures on the Stones - What tools did the ancient craftsmen use to carve their monuments with such sharp definition? Peter Brooks gives his answer.
The Last Coffin - Jan Summers (Duffy) examines Tutankhamun’s solid gold inner coffin.
Khnumhotep II’s Tomb Paintings - Joseph L. Thimes examines the famous scenes in this Beni Hasan tomb.
What’s New in Luxor? Part 3 – Thebes South - Raymond Betz continues his report on newly-opened tombs and monuments to visit in Luxor.
Egypt’s Sun Queens: Part 3 – Sunset - In the ninth in her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley tells us about the later Amarna royal women.
Predynastic Boats ... “... or are they?” asks Christine Dubery.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Tortoise or Turtle? One of them had magical properties in ancient Egypt, says Hilary Wilson.
Camera Lucida - Anne Midgley experiments with a drawing aid used by early Egyptologists.
Remembering Omm Sety - Geoffrey Lenox-Smith pays tribute to an enigmatic character from the world of Egyptology
Ancient Egypt Transformed - Janet Robinson visits an exhibition on Egypt’s Middle Kingdom held in New York.
What’s New in Luxor? Part 4 – Luxor and Karnak - Raymond Betz concludes his series of reports looking at monuments and museums to visit.
Joseph’s Egyptian Palace - A tour of the Delta palace and tomb that David Rohl believes belonged to the Biblical Joseph.
The Ramesside Queens - In the tenth in her series of articles exploring Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley reaches the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties.
(Nineteenth Dynasty) Queen Takhat - Richard Geary tries to recreate her family tree.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson explains why she uses the title ‘King’ for ancient Egypt’s Pharaohs.
The Hare in Ancient Egypt - The hare was a sacred animal as well as a source of food, says Magda van Ryneveld.
Dazzling for Eternity: Jewellery from Riqqeh. - Campbell Price recounts the dramatic history of some items in the Manchester Museum.
Uncovering Ancient Imet - Nicky Nielson describes the first season of excavations by the University of Liverpool at this site in the Nile Delta.
The Seven Cleopatras - In the last of her series of articles exploring the lives of Egypt’s better-known queens, Joyce Tyldesley tells us about the more prominent Ptolemaic women.
Carried off by a Hippo! - Manetho’s fanciful account of the lives of the pharaohs is explored by Andrew Fulton.
The Saite Revival: Resurgence of the Power of Egypt -Roger Forshaw explores the reign of Psamtek I, one of Egypt’s later “re-unifier” kings.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Were the eyes a window on the soul for the ancient Egyptians? asks Hilary Wilson.
The Efficacy of an Egyptian Contraceptive Containing Crocodile Excrement - Amandine Marshall investigates another strange ancient prescription.
Sir Peter Le Page Renouf - Channel Islander John J. Taylor tells readers about an Egyptologist born in Guernsey, whose contribution to the subject is often overlooked.
Tanis: A Photographer’s Paradise - Sharon Janet Hague is inspired by the capital of Third Intermediate Period Egypt.
A Soul House with a Story to Tell - Rose Smith and Alan Hayward investigate the soul houses in West Park Museum, Macclesfield.
Old Kingdom Settlement in Nubia - Buhen’s Middle Kingdom fort is well known, but there was an Old Kingdom town there, as Betty Winkelman describes.
Early Dynastic Period Tomb Security - Reg Clark explains the way in which the evolution of early tomb design was influenced by the need to protect them from robbers.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - From earliest times the ancient Egyptians were expert in crafting objects from ebony, says Hilary Wilson.
From the Editor - Reports by Peter Phillips on the Bloomsbury Summer School study day on Hierakonpolis and the festschrift presentation to Professor Rosalie David.
News - Egyptological news items from Egypt and elsewhere summarised by Sarah Griffiths and Peter Phillips.
The Temple of Tuy(a) = Raymond Betz reports on the latest discoveries made during the excavation of this site in the Ramesseum.
Sunken Cities: Egypt Lost Worlds - Peter Phillips brings readers a selection of photographs of the major BP exhibition currently showing at the British Museum.
Tales from Ancient Egypt - In the first of a series of articles on myths and tales from ancient Egypt, Joyce Tyldesley considers the creation of the world.
About the Efficacy of Egyptian Pregnancy Tests - Surprisingly, an ancient Egyptian pregnancy test actually works, says Amandine Marshall.
The Lotus of Ancient Egypt - Joseph L. Thimes explores the importance of this iconic plant to the ancient Egyptians.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Knives and swords firstly made of flint and later of bronze, were prized possessions in ancient Egypt explains Hilary Wilson.
After Alexander - Sarah Griffiths looks at the rise of the House of Ptolemy, in the first of a new series.
Exploring Alexandria - Sharon Hague describes the city’s historic sites.
Nekhbet the Protector - The ancient Egyptian vulture goddess is described by Magda van Ryneveld.
The Destruction of Mankind - The second of a series of articles on myths and tales from ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 1 - In the first of a new series, Campbell Price describes a temple column reused by Rameses II.
A Thirteenth Dynasty Family - Wolfram Grajetzki explores the lives of some influential individuals in this little-known period.
The Tomb of Karomama - Raymond Betz concludes his report on the excavation of this site in the Temple of Tuya
beside the Ramesseum.
Permesut: for Younger Readers - Spirit and Soul. “Did the ancient Egyptians believe in ghosts,” asks Hilary Wilson.
Victor Blunden - We pay tribute to our Staff Contributor.
The Principles of Apotropaic Magic on Middle Kingdom Wands - Fred Vink investigates a weapon against evil.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 2 - Campbell Price describes a ‘magical’ figurine.
The Shipwrecked Sailor - The third of a series of articles on myths and tales from ancient Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley.
On Reading Names and Titles - Hilary Wilson responds to letters in AE98 by exploring some of the inconsistencies and abbreviations in hieroglyphic inscriptions.
Two Exhibitions in the South of France - Raymond Betz reports on Khaemwaset: the Archaeologist Prince and At the School of Scribes: Writing in Ancient Egypt.
The Ptolemies: Power Couples, Empire and War with Syria - In the second of a series, Sarah Griffiths describes the dynasty’s golden age.
The Diadem and Skullcap of the King - Jan Summers (Duffy) examines two artefacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Permesut: for Younger Readers - Not all the clothes worn by ancient Egyptians were made of plain white linen – they enjoyed A Splash of Colour says Hilary Wilson.
Mummy Methodology at Manchester - Rosalie David lists the achievements of the Manchester Mummy Team in the last 17 years.
Cleopatra’s Needle Comes to Paris - Bob Brier describes the epic journey of one of the Luxor Temple obelisks.
Queens of the Nile - Olaf Kaper describes a Leiden exhibition about the Great Royal Wives of the New Kingdom.
Shanasha: A Harbour in the Heart of the Delta - Ayman Wahby Taher visits an unexcavated site.
The Royal City of Sais - Why has this Delta site been under excavation for twenty years? Penny Wilson explains.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 3 - Campbell Price describes a gilded mummy mask from the early New Kingdom.
Selling and Shopping in Ancient Egypt - Jun Yi Wong explores a cashless economy.
Popular Egypt - Joyce Tyldesley celebrates the enduring popularity of ancient Egypt.
for Younger Readers
Raphia and Civil War - Sarah Griffiths continues her series telling the bloodthirsty history of the Ptolemaic Dynasty.
What Does My Name Mean, Mummy? - Hilary Wilson shows that a comparison of ancient and modern naming conventions can help us to understand ancient Egyptian names.
Garlicky Breath - A medical test to predict a good delivery is evaluated by Amandine Marshall.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Words Have Power says Hilary Wilson.
The Doomed Prince - Ancient Egyptian myths and tales no. 4: Joyce Tyldesley looks at a New Kingdom story
Monumental Vaults in Pyramids - Franck Monnier gives his solution to a major technical challenge that faced ancient Egyptians
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 4 - Campbell Price describes a Predynastic bowl decorated with hippopotami.
Where Was Modern Magic Born? - In ancient Egypt, says Nacho Ares.
Illustrating Ancient Artefacts - An introduction and guide to drawing ancient Egyptian excavation finds, by Julian Heath.
A Middle Kingdom Expedition to God’s Land and Punt - Dylan Bickerstaffe at the Wadi Hammamat.
Grasshoppers of Saqqara - Magda van Ryneveld investigates depictions of insects on tomb walls.
The Tombs of the Kings of Ancient Egypt - Tomb evolution explored by Aidan Dodson.
The Tale of Truth and Falsehood - Are you sitting comfortably? Joyce Tyldesley has another Egyptian tale to tell.
Highlights of Manchester Museum - Campbell Price and a special cat coffin.
Views of an Antique Land - Paul Nicholson heads a special project researching images of Egypt from WW1.
The Tomb of Ankhmahor at Saqqara - Explore the “Doctor’s Tomb” with Geoffrey Lenox-Smith.
Egypt and the English Romantics - Odes and Orientalism with David Lewiston Sharpe.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Servants of the Gods with Hilary Wilson.
A Saite Story of Glory -Did Necho order a circumnavigation of Africa? Kevin Harrison investigates a well-known tale by Herodotus.
Pharaoh Eclipsed -Nicky Nielsen profiles Sety I, the king overshadowed by the achievements of his own son.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum: No. 6 - More on Sety I, as this time Campbell Price chooses the king’s wooden shabti.
Nomes and their Origins - Andrew Fulton explores the symbolism of ancient Egypt’s 42 provinces.
World War I in Egypt - Anne Midgley’s postcard collection.
The Siege of Megiddo - The last of Joyce Tyldesley’s tales and myths from ancient Egypt.
Pharaohs Behaving Badly - Sarah Griffiths continues her series on the Ptolemies with two bickering brothers.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson discusses the Performers of Rituals.
Slander in the Museum
John J. Taylor recounts how the calm of the British Museum was shattered when Wallis Budge was taken to court by Hormuzd Rassam.
Betty Winkelman explores the site in the Sinai the Egyptians called ‘the turquoise mountain’.
I, Ushabti: “I shall do it, here I am”
Jan Summers Duffy explores the history of these ubiquitous artifacts.
Unwrapping the Identity of the Macclesfield Mummy
Bryony Renshaw investigates the life and times of Shebmut, ‘Singer in the Interior of Amun’
Highlights of the Manchester Museum: No. 7
Campbell Price chooses a bronze statuette that represents the Apis bull.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers
Hilary Wilson looks at Busy Bees.
Excavating at the Ramesseum
Amandine Marshall summarises the history of the temple as revealed by the work of the French Archaeological Mission of Thebes.
The Nome Symbols of Egypt
In the second part of his exploration into the origins of nomes, Andrew Fulton looks at the meaning and significance of their names.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum: No. 8 - Campbell Price chooses an unusual and very fine two-sided Fayum mummy portait.
Excavating a Tomb on Sai Island - The excavation of the Nubian tomb of a Master of Gold-workers is described by Julia Budka.
The Sky at Night - Bert Bastijns interprets the celestial diagrams found in New Kingdom tombs.
Photographing Tutankhamun - Christina Riggs describes the work of Harry Burton as highlighted in a new exhibition in Lincolnshire.
Saqqara before the Step Pyramid - Colin Reader reveals the importance of the Abusir Wadi in the Early Dynastic Period.
The Ptolemies - In the fifth of her series on the House of Ptolemy, Sarah Griffiths looks at the decline of Egypt under ‘Chickpea’ and ‘Flute-Player’.
The French House Inside Luxor Temple - -Sylvie Weens describes the history of a once-famous Luxor landmark.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson provides recipes for ancient Egyptian Sweet Things.
From the Editor - Peter Phillips with news about some of our contributors.
News - Discoveries in Egypt and elsewhere described by Sarah Griffiths and a report by Campbell Price and Keith White of Rosalie David’s meeting with Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson recounts the story of a Winter Journey by a princess.
Khasekhemwy the Unifier - Jan Summers Duffy reveals what we know about this important Old Kingdom pharaoh.
Nefertiti’s Bust - A new look at a famous artefact by Joyce Tyldesley.
Displaying Ancient Egypt - The way objects are displayed in museums creates misconceptions says Maria Solchaga.
Saqqara Before the Step Pyramid: 2 - Colin Reader now consideres the Great Rectangular Enclosures, like the Gisr el-Mudir.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum: No. 9 - Campbell Price describes the stela of Ramose.
‘Musical Tombs’ in the Kings’ Valley - Forty turblent years in the royal necropolis investigated by Michael Marfleet.
A Little Sketchbook from 1933 - Some remarkable drawings of Egypt discovered by Peter Stevens.
The Ibis in Ancient Egyptian Art - Brought to life by Magda van Ryneveld.
The Mysteries of Nefertiti - In the first of two articles, Aidan Dodson reveals what we really know about her.
Writing in Ancient Egypt - Massimiliano Pinarello challenges the ‘pseudo-Victorian’ idea that the ability to write was restricted to an élite scribal class.
Pseudo-mummies, Fake Mummies and Bodies Delivered in ‘Kit Form’ - Amandine Marshall looks at the doubtful practices of ancient Egyptian embalmers.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson celebrates donkeys, which have been essential beasts of burden in Egypt since earliest times.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum No. 10: Re-investigating the ‘Two Brothers’ - Campbell Price reveals findings from the latest DNA-testing
Nomes and the Cult of the King - In the third part of his study, Andrew Fulton investigates the development of nomes.
Early Photography in Egypt - Anne Midgeley shares some of her collection.
Famine in Ancient Egypt - Even in fertile Egypt, starvation sometimes threatened, as Joseph L. Thimes explains.
A Tale of Two Walls - Jun Yi Wong explains the reasons for the boundary walls of ancient Egyptian temples.
“I’m Not Pentewere” - Dylan Bikerstaffe challenges the identification of the ‘Screaming Mummy’.
Cleopatra - In the final part of her series documenting the Ptolemaic dynasty, Sarah Griffiths looks at the reign and legacy of Cleopatra VII.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 11 - Campbell Price describes a kneeling statue of Hor-Psamtek.
Papyrus for the People - A project to make parts of the Petrie Museum’s collection more accessible to the general public is described by Louise Bascombe, Anna Garnett and Maria Ragan.
The Mysteries of Nefertiti: Part 2 - Aidan Dodson tracks Nefertiti’s rise from Akhenaten’s consort to Pharaoh of Egypt.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson studies the School Reports of ancient Egyptian children.
From the Editor - Editorial comment from Peter Phillips.
Egyptological News - Summarised by Sarah Griffiths.
Sety I in Nubia: The Irem Rebellion - Nicky Nielsen tells of the defeat of Nubian rebels in a little known military campaign.
Accident and Emergency in Ancient Egypt - How did the ancient Egyptians treat injuries? Roger Forshaw investigates.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 12 - Campbell Price tells how he identified a fragmentary statue of Senenmut.
Understanding Mining for Gold - Barbara Tratsaert describes how gold was mined in the Eastern Desert of Egypt during the Roman occupation.
Thomas Joseph (‘Mummy’) Pettigrew An important early pioneer in the study of mummies is celebrated by John J. Taylor.
Famine and Flood in Sixteenth Dynasty Egypt - Andrew Fulton examines the evidence.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the Pilgrimage made by ancient Egyptians to Abydos
Tarkhan Bed-Weaving - Regina De Giovanni undertakes some experimental archaeology.
Face to Face with an Australian Ancient Egyptian - Janet Davey and Jennifer Mann describe their reconstruction of the face of Meritamun.
The Scorpion in Ancient Egyptian Religion and Art - Magda van Ryneveld tells how this dangerous arachnid became identified with a goddess.
Epigraphic Survey Update - Ray Johnson brings us a report on the latest season of the work of his Chicago House team in Luxor Temple, Medinet Habu and TT 107.
Kha and Merit - The tomb of the architect Kha and his wife escaped the attentions of ancient looters; Anne Roberts describes the treasures it contained.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum 13: Campbell Price takes a closer look at the False Door of Kha-Inpu
Archaeology and Archives - Carl Graves and Stephanie Boonstra use glass-plate negatives from the EES archives to explore the destroyed monuments of Armant.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the uses and dangers of Fire in ancient Egypt.
Archaeology and Archives - Carl Graves and Stephanie Boonstra select the glass-plate negatives of Abydos in the EES archives and Margaret Mountford explains how they were made.
Meritptah: the World’s First Female Doctor? - No so, says Wolfram Grajetzki – she never existed, although she appears in several books and has a crater on Mars named after her!
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 14 - Campbell Price describes a cartonnage mummy cover from Hawara.
Tutankhamun: The Extra-Terrestrial Connection - A jewel in one of the boy king’s pectorals may have come from a comet, according to the latest research reported by Colin Reader.
The Sohag National Museum - Geoffrey Lenox-Smith takes us on a tour of a newly-opened museum in Egypt.
The Manchester Autopsy of Mummy 1770 - The evolution of the Manchester Mummy Project is described by Jenefer Cockitt and Rosalie David
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - In “Strike a Light!”, Hilary Wilson continues her exploration of the uses of fire in ancient Egypt.
Tales of Antiquities at the Luxor Hotel - Sylvie Weens traces the source and fate of some important statuary that once could be seen in the garden of Luxor’s first hotel.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 15 - Campbell Price describes a face-mask, found at Kahun, that was worn in life.
Egypt in Cuba - The Egyptian collection of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana is described by Mila Álvarez Sosa and Irene Morfini.
Name and Title Scarabs - In the first of a two-part series, Fred Vink explores an important source of information about the late Middle Kingdom.
The Pharaoh’s Treaure: When Papyrus Ruled the World - John Gaudet praises a plant that brought wealth to ancient Egypt by providing the world with writing-paper for four thousand years.
The Opet Festival, Linguistic Confusion and Temple Names - Andrew Fulton discusses an important annual procession in ancient Egypt and its relationship to the names of the temples it visited.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes “Feathers in Their Hair” – the different feathered crowns seen on ancient Egypt’s gods, kings and queens.
Dating Late Middle Kingdom Scarabs - In the second part of his series, Fred Vink shows how study of private scarabs can lead to a methodology for dating their owners.
The Musée Royale de Mariemont: 1 - The first half of Hilary Wilson’s description of this important Egyptian collection and its history.
The Mastaba of Mehu at Saqqara - A newly-opened tomb is described and photographed by Geoffrey Lenox-Smith.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages - In the first part of a new series, John Ward and Maria Nilsson introduce us to this important site in Upper Egypt and explore the rock art found there.
Were There Child Soldiers in Ancient Egypt? - Amandine Marshall looks for the evidence of recruitment of young children into military roles.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 16 - Campbell Price finds some interesting new information among the inscriptions on the inner coffin of Asru, one of the most familiar artefacts in the Manchester collection.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at the “Belts and Braces” used by the ancient Egyptians to hold up their kilts.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages - In the second part of their series, John Ward and Maria Nilsson look at the ancient quarry site in the Old and Middle Kingdoms.
The Musée Royale de Mariemont - Hilary Wilson continues her description of this important Egyptian collection and its history.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 17 - The New Kingdom Stela of Amenhotep is examined by Campbell Price.
Saite Egypt: Stories of Success - Roger Forshaw concludes that the Twenty-sixth Dynasty was a significant part of the history of ancient Egypt.
The Royal Court under Tutankhamun - Wolfram Grajetzki shows how detailed examination of the New Kingdom Trauer or Mourning relief from a Memphite tomb reveals fascinating details about the names and roles of many members of Tutankhamun’s entourage.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - In “Hunting Hedgehogs”, Hilary Wilson looks at hunting in ancient Egypt, including the capture of live hedgehogs, and at the significance of the statuettes of hedgehogs that can be seen in museums throughout the world.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages - In the third part of their series, John Ward and Maria Nilsson look at the way the site developed in the Thutmosid period.
The Mallawi Museum - Geoffrey Lenox-Smith visits a museum that was looted in 2013 and finds that most of its collection has been recovered and restored.
Bad Breath and Broken Hearts - Coronary heart disease in ancient Egyptians was not caused by a rich diet, but as a side effect of other ailments, according to Simon Nicholson
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 18 Campbell Price uses non-destructive techniques to examine the Twenty-second Dynasty mummy and coffin of Perenbast.
The Mummy-Cartonnage of Amunrenef Myriam Seco Álvarez and Javier Martínez Babón describe a magnificent artefact discovered by them in Thutmose III’s Mortuary Temple in Luxor.
Israel and the Merneptah Stela - Kim Masters examines the meaning and significance to the peoples of ancient Egypt and Caanan of the famous Victory Stela.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers Hilary Wilson looks at the cultivation of the mainly vegetarian diet of most ancient Egyptians in The Vegetable Garden.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages - In the fourth part of their series, John Ward and Maria Nilsson look at the archaeology of the site from the time of Amenhotep III, Amenhotep IV and Tutankhamun.
The Rise and Fall of Amenemhat I - In the first of an occasional series, Sarah Griffiths investigates the life and possible murder of the first king of the Twelfth Dynasty.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 19 - Campbell Price explains the importance of the Stela of Sobek-khu.
Sobek – One Crocodile or Two? - John Wyatt examines the evidence that this ancient Egyptian god might be associated with more than one species of crocodile.
Ten Years at Qubbet el-Hawa - Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano describes the work of the international team exploring the tombs of the Twelfth Dynasty governors of Elephantine.
Egypt in Swansea - Ken Griffin recounts the 21-year history of the Egypt Centre in Swansea and describes some of the key items in the collection.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - The ancient Egyptians were very fond of making lists, as Hilary Wilson describes.The Young
Lady in Pink - Jan van Daal and Branko van Oppen de Ruiter examine the mummy portrait of a young woman in a pink tunic and try to date it.
Tutankhamun: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh - Sarah Griffiths reviews the London exhibition and interviews its curator and the Egyptian Minister for Antiquities
Tutankamun: Enter The Tomb - Joel Newton and Chadwick Turner describe how they developed a VR tour of KV62.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 20 - Campbell Price thinks that a stela from Abydos might once have depicted Tutankhamun.
A Load of Old Bull: the Serapeum of Saqqara – Part 1 - Aidan Dodson explores the the early history of this iconic monument.
Naukratis: ‘the Shanghai of Ancient Egypt’ Roger Forshaw makes the comparison.
The Tomb of Khentkawes at Giza - Neither mastaba nor pyramid – Geoffrey Lenox-Smith describes the monument.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at the different types of writing in ancient Egypt.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 21 - The significance of the stela of Pricess Isis in the collection is revealed by Campbell Price.
What Lies Beneath? - Pauline Carroll explores the use of digital techniques to display artefacts in the Turin Egyptian Museum.
The Slain Soldiers of Tomb 507 - Julian Heath asks whether the warriors found in a tomb at Deir el-Bahri met their death in a civil war between Thebes and Herakleopolis.
A Load of Old Bull: the Serapeum of Saqqara – Part 2 - Aidan Dodson describes the last four centuries of the burial place of the Apis bulls.
Rev. Edward Hincks - John J. Taylor recounts the life story of the parish priest from Ireland who was the first to decipher the name of the ‘Belfast Mummy’.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at the meaning of lions in ancient Egyptian art and theology.
Scarabs for the Children - Maria Nilsson and John Ward look at the scarabs in the graves of two children in the Thutmoside cemetery at the Gebel el-Silsila site.
Nefertari and Puduhepa - Diana Liesegang explores the part taken by these two queens, one Egyptian and one Hittite, in peace negotiations between their counties,
The Local Governors - Wolfram Grajetzki attempts to identify the governors of the Tenth Upper Egyptian Nome up to the Eighteenth Dynasty.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 22 - The gilded mummy of Lady Isaious, now touring the USA, is described by Campbell Price.
Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt - Bob Brier and Pat Remler explore upheaval and chaos in the ancient society
Petrie and Edwards - Anna Garnett, Frances Potts and Catriona Wilson describe a new entrance gallery to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.
Anubis - Was this god a jackal, wolf, dog, fox or hyena, asks John Wyatt.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson traces the generations of inhabitants in Deir el-Medina.
Lovely Ugly Bes - Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter looks beyond the fearsome appearance of the god to find charm and religious significance.
Natural Pyramids - Wojciech Ejsmond thinks that pyramidshaped hills took the place of pyramids for later pharaohs.
Herodotus and Egypt - Kevin Harrison restores the reputation of the much-maligned ‘Father of History’.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 23 - The stela of Pawerem is brought to our attention by Campbell Price.
A Predynastic Chieftain? - Maria Nilsson and John Ward examine the rock art sur rounding a famous scene at Shatt el-Rigal, north of Gebel el-Silsila.
The Desert Birds of Gebel el-Silsila - John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify the bird images carved in the rocks of the important excavation site.
The Brain in Ancient Egypt - The ancient medical practitioners understood the importance of the brain, says Ira Rampil.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson provides a Summer Reading List for Covid-19 lockdown.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages: 5 - The Ramesside Period, Part 1 – MariaNilsson, John Ward and Moamen Saad look at some of the monuments of the Nineteenth Dynasty.
A New Role for the Four Sons of Horus? Joan Padgham investigates the funerary ‘sunrise scene’ and the role the four canopic deities played in representing the deceased.
The Raptors of Gebel el-Silsila - John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify more of the ancient images of birds carved in the rocks of the quarry site.
Gone Fishing! Joseph L. Thimes investigates the techniques and tools used by the ancient Egyptians to fish for food and for sport.
The Religious Meaning of Sledges - Why did the ancient Eg yptians use wheeled transport only for military purposes? Nacho Ares proposes an explanation.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 24 - Campbell Price describes one of the lesser known objects in the Museum’s collection: a ‘Stick Shabti ’ of Teti-sa-intef.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson undertakes some experimental Egyptology as she investigates the different kinds of headcloths worn by the pharaohs.
Paddle Dolls: Iconography and Identity - Megan Clark makes a study of the ‘barbarous looking’ Middle Kingdom artefacts.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages: 6 The Ramesside Period Part 2: Quarrying - Maria Nilsson and John Ward explore the Ramesside quarries and the Temple of Sobek and discover a unique blueprint for quarrying.
Eight Masterpieces of Ancient Egyptian Jewellery - Nigel Fletcher-Jones describes eight stunning pieces created by the ancient craftsmen.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 25 - Campbell Price discusses a substantial wooden mallet found at Deir el-Bahri.
Inside the Bent and Red Pyramids - Sean McLachlan takes us on a scramble into the inner chambers of the Dahshur pyramids.
The Last Wealthy City of the Delta - Ayman Wahby and Said Eltalhawy excavate Graeco-Roman Tell Tebilla.
Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy - A new exhibition at Aix-en-Provence is photographed by Alain Guilleux.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson launches Christmas with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Lady in Pink - Jan van Daal and Branko van Oppen de Ruiter examine the mummy portrait of a young woman in a pink
Glorious Egypt in Finland - Tuuli Turtola visits an exhibition in the new Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki.
The Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara - The underground burial site for millions of dogs is explored by Paul T. Nicholson.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: A terracotta figurine of Bes is the latest object in the Museum’s collection to be described by Campbell Price.
Three Middle Kingdom Tombs in Thutmose III’s Mortuary Temple - Myriam Seco Álvarez and Javier Martínez Babón describe their exciting finds in this important Luxor excavation site.
The ‘Shishak’ Attack - The historical importance of Sheshonq I’s attack on Israel is reassessed by James Bowden.
The Big, the Bizarre and the Beautiful - John Wyatt, Maria Nilsson and John Ward conclude their series describing the birds of ancient Gebel el-Silsila.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson investgates changes in ‘Crowning Glories’ – Women’s Hairstyles throughout Pharaonic history.
The Ancient Names of the Pyramids - Andrew Fulton tells us the names that the ancient Egyptians used to identify the pyramids.
The Osirion at Abydos - The enigmatic complex behind Sety I’s temple is described by Geoffrey Lenox-Smith.
Egypt and the Kingdom of Kush - Stanley M. Burstein begins a series of articles on ancient Nubia by outlining the history of Egypt’s southern neighbour and the relationship between the two countries in pharaonic times.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 27 - A faience bowl from Gurob depicting a scene from everyday life is the object chosen by Campbell Price in this issue.
Gebel el-Silsila Throughout the Ages: 7 - Maria Nilsson and John Ward continue their series of articles on the history of the ancient quarrying site by looking at the evidence for Late Period and Graeco-Roman activity there.
A Boat and a Horse in the Desert - Why should there be a relief of a Nile boat and a statuette of a horse in a mining settlement deep in the Eastern Desert? Barbara Tratsaert investigates two unusual finds.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson describes the role of women and the nature of marriage in ancient Egypt.
Restoration at Esna Temple - The recovery of the beautiful polychrome decoration of the temple is described by Hisham el-Leithy, Christian Leitz, and Daniel von Recklinghausen.
Takabuti, the Belfast Mummy - Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy describe how the scientific examination of the mummy of this Twenty-fifth Dynasty lady is revealing much new information about her life and times.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 28 - Campbell Price tells us why the statue busts of Jesse and Marianne Haworth are on display.
Gebel el-Silsila Through the Ages: Part 8 - Maria Nilsson and John Ward continue their series of articles on the history of the ancient quarrying site by looking at Roman Archaeology and the Stables of Tiberius.
The Sacred Treasure
of Queen Amanishakheto -
In the second of our
series of articles focussing on ancirnt Nubia,
Alberto A. Vela-Rodrigo
looks at the
jewellery that belonged to Candace Amanishakheto, sister of the King of Kush.
Exeter’s Egyptianised Catacombs - Lou Selene-Sayall recounts the extraordinary tale of the building of these Victorian tombs.
The Collapse of the Kingdom of Meroë - In the third of our series of articles focussing on ancient Nubia, Iwona Kozieradzka-Ogunmakin offers new insights into the reasons for the fall of third Kushite kingdom.
Nefertari Especially Favoured by Ramesses II - Dylan Bickerstaffe asks why Nefertari achieved greater prominence than any of his other wives.
The Last Temples of Ancient Egypt - Simon Bralee chronicles the religious conflict that surrounded their dissolution.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 29- Campbell Price describes an offering table with a special meaning.
Inside the Step Pyramid of Djoser Sean McLachlan takes a tour of the recently re-opened interior chambers.
The Chancellor in Ancient Egypt -Wolfram Grajetzki explores the history of the role and the people who held it.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers Hilary Wilson tells us about Meretseger, the snake goddess worshipped by the villagers of Deir el-Medina.
An Edwardian Virtual Tour of Egypt - Charlotte Booth takes us on an illustrated armchair visit using stereographic images.
Kings from Kush - Robert G. Morkot explains the problems with establishing the order of succession of Egypt’s Twenty-fifth Dynasty pharaohs.
Pride of Place in Pharaoh’s Parade - Jerikay Gayle investigates the art of depicting exotic animals in Egyptian tribute processions.
Gebel el-Silsila Through the Ages: 9 - Maria Nilsson and John Ward describe the Roman epigraphy at the quarry site.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 30 - The significance of some decorated hippopotamus-ivory tusks is escribed by Campbell Price.
Mummy Mummy! - Wojciech Ejsmond, Marzena Ożarek-Szilke, Marcin Jaworski and Stanisław Szilke present their discovery of the first pregnant ancient Egyptian mummy to be identified.
The Cave of the Swimmers and the Cave of the Beasts - The prehistoric rock art of the Gilf Kebir is described by Julian Maxwell Heath.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson tells us about the significance of Running in ancient Egypt.
Rome in Egypt: Augustus and the First Emperors - In the first of two articles about Roman Egypt, Andrew Fulton looks at the political and religious changes that took place in the early days of Rome’s newest province.
The Quarry Workers of Ancient Egypt - Geoffrey Ponton tells us about the lives of the unsung heroes who obtained the building materials for the great temples of Egypt.
You’re in the Army Now! Kim Masters describes the less-than-pleasant life of a soldier in the ancient Egyptian army.
Sekhmet, Mistress of Plague Geoffrey Lenox-Smith says that the ancient Egyptians turned to Sekhmet for help when they were struck down with disease.
Kings from Kush - In the second part of his investigation into the order of succession of the pharaohs of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, Robert Morkot turns to ancient Assyrian sources.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 31 - Campbell Price identifies a Gilded Statuette of Osiris.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson looks at the types of Awards, Honours and Titles that might be awarded to Egyptians who had gained the pharaoh’s favour.
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