Ancient Egypt Magazine - May / June 2023
Ancient Egypt Magazine - May / June 2023
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In this issue
Lord of the foreign lands: Min, the God of the Eastern Desert
Temple of Mentuhotep II: an innovative building at Deir el-Bahri
Divine kingship: Sety I, Ramesses II, and their colossal alter egos
Pharaoh’s chariot wheel: the power behind the throne
Theban necropolis: exploring tomb distribution in Upper Qurna
‘First Inspector of the Priests’: Horemkhauef of Hierakonpolis
INSIDE THE STEP PYRAMID OF DJOSER
Sean McLachlan explores the recently reopened interior of this iconic Third Dynasty Saqqara monument.
PER MESUT: for younger readers
She Who Loves Silence
Highlights of the Manchester Museum 29: An Offering by Queen Tiye for her Husband
Campbell Price describes an offering table with a touching significance.
Highlights Of The Manchester Museum 28: Busts Of Jesse And Marianne Haworth
Campbell Price describes the significance of two statue busts on display in the Museum.
TAKABUTI, the Belfast Mummy
Rosalie David and Eileen Murphy explain how scientific examination of the ‘Belfast Mummy’ is revealing much new information about her life and times.
Lost Golden City
An Egyptian Mission searching for the mortuary temple of Tutankhamun has discovered a settlement – “The Dazzling of Aten” – described as the largest city ever found in Egypt (see above). Finds bearing the cartouches of Amenhotep III (see opposite, top) date the settlement to his reign, c. 1390-1352 BC – making it about 3400 years old.
Jerusalem's Survival, Sennacharib's Departure and the Kushite Role in 701 BCE: An Examination of Henry Aubin's Rescue of Jerusalem
Golden Mummies of Egypt: Interpreting Identities from the Graeco-Roman Period by Campbell Price
Old And New Kingdom Discoveries At Saqqara
An Egyptian team working on a Sixth Dynasty pyramid complex near the Teti pyramid at Saqqara has made a series of important discoveries.
Map Of Egypt
What’s in a name? It is easy for us to forget that the names we associate with the pyramids – such as the Meidum Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid or the Black Pyramid – would have been meaningless to their builders.
A Boat And Horse In The Desert
Barbara Tratsaert investigates two interesting finds at the Wadi Bakariya gold mining settlement in the Eastern Desert of Egypt.
The Ancient Names Of The Pyramids
We know Egypt’s pyramids by names such as the ‘Bent Pyramid’, ‘Red Pyramid’ and ‘Meidum Pyramid’ but their ancient names are far more poetic, as revealed by Andrew Fulton.
Egypt And The Kingdom Of Kush
in the first of a series of articles on ancient Nubia, Stanley M. Burstein outlines the history of Egypt’s southern neighbour and the relationship between the two countries throughout the pharaonic period.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers: Women And Marriage
Wisdom Literature provided advice on how to live life well, beginning with the foundation of a household.
THE OSIRION AT ABYDOS
Geoffrey Lenox-Smith investigates the enigmatic cenotaph built for King Sety I.
GEBEL EL-SILSILA THROUGHOUT THE AGES:PART 7 – LATE PERIOD TO GRAECO-ROMAN ERA
Continuing their chronological survey, Maria Nilsson and John Ward now focus on Gebel el-Silsila in the post-Ramesside era.
Highlights of the Manchester Museum 27: A Faience Bowl from Gurob
Campbell Price describes an object in Manchester Museum’s collection depicting an everyday scene that can still be witnessed today in Egypt.
An Egyptian mission in Aswan has uncovered the remains of a Ptolemaic temple, a Roman fort and an early Coptic church (see oveleaf, top left).
Crowning Glories: Women's Hairstyles
Per meset for young readers
THREE MIDDLE KINGDOM TOMBS IN THUTMOSE III'S TEMPLE OF MILLIONS OF YEARS
Myriam Seco Álvarez and Javier Martínez Babón return with more exciting finds from their work at this important archaeological site in Luxor.
THE “SHISHAK” ATTACK
James Bowden reassesses the Libyan pharaoh Sheshonq I’s attack on Israel and its importance to Egyptian history.
The Catacombs of Anubis at North Saqqara: A Subterranean World of Canids
Paul T. Nicholson explores the labyrinthine burial site for millions of dog mummies.
THE BIG, THE BIZARRE AND THE BEAUTIFUL
John Wyatt, Maria Nilsson and John Ward present the last instalment of their report revealing the bird species discovered at ancient Gebel el-Silsila.
MORE SAQQARA DISCOVERIES
Following the discovery of 59 painted wooden Late Period coffins reported in AE122, the Egyptian team at Saqqara has now revealed another hundred intact painted wooden coffins (below and opposite) in three 10 to 12 metre-deep burial shafts.
GLORIOUS EGYPT IN FINLAND
Continuing our series on international Egyptology exhibitions, Tuuli Turtola explores an exhibition at the new Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki.
ESNA RELIEFS REVEALED
Restoration work by a German-Egyptian team has revealed the original colours of the reliefs at the Temple of Esna (opposite, top).
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers
Gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrr
The Last Wealthy City Of The Delta
Ayman Wahby and Said Eltalhawy describe their recent excavations at Tell Tebilla, one of the most important cities in the Delta during the first millennium BC.
Eight Masterpieces Of Ancient Egyptian Jewellery
Nigel Fletcher-Jones showcases some of the most stunning pieces created by ancient Egypt’s master craftsmen.
Pharaoh, Osiris and the Mummy
The Musée Granet in Aix-en-Provence in southern France, is renown for its collection of paintings from masters such as Cézanne, Ingres and Van Gogh, and is named after the French painter François-Marius Granet, one of the museum’s major benefactors.
Ancient Egypt Magazine Description:
Publisher: Ancient Egypt Magazine Ltd
Ancient Egypt, written by experts in the field of Egyptology, is a lively informative global magazine appealing to Egyptology professionals and anyone with an interest in this fascinating early civilisation. Published bimonthly, this glossy well-presented magazine brings readers up to date with the latest news, discoveries, excavations and research into the history of Egypt from Predynastic times through to the modern era. There are in-depth articles on the building of the pyramids, the lives of the great Pharaohs, brewing and agriculture, health and disease, gods and goddesses, tombs and temples and ancient Egyptian art and culture. Find out about great Egyptologists and explorers, and ancient priests and peasants; discover more about Egyptian technology and the latest DNA and scanning techniques. How did Tutankhamun die? How did hieroglyphic writing work? What did ancient Egyptians eat for breakfast? All this plus guides to museum collections, reviews of the latest books and interactive media and event listings for all UK Egyptology Societies and major worldwide conferences and exhibitions. Love ancient Egypt? Then Ancient Egypt is the must-have magazine for you!
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