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In this issue

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.

LOVELY UGLY BES!

Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter finds beauty, charm and religious significance in Egypt’s famous dwarf god.

LOVELY UGLY BES!

7 mins

NATURAL PYRAMIDS

Few pharaohs could afford to construct a great stone pyramid like that of Khufu at Giza, but as Wojciech Ejsmond reveals, later kings – and some private individuals - found a new way to enjoy a pyramid burial.

NATURAL PYRAMIDS

7 mins

Herodotus and Egypt: - An Ancient Traveller in an Antique Land

Kevin Harrison praises the often maligned ‘Father of History’, whose writings have influenced our perceptions of ancient Egypt to this day.

Herodotus and Egypt: - An Ancient Traveller in an Antique Land

8 mins

A PREDYNASTIC CHIEFTAIN? - The rock art context of the Mentuhotep II panel at Shatt el-Rigal

Maria Nilsson and John Ward return to Shatt el-Rigal, located to the north of Gebel el-Silsila, for a close-up of the famous colossal scene of Mentuhotep II, but with special focus on its extraordinary rock art context that has never before been published in its entirety. The lead role will be played by a chieftain – a possible predecessor to the early rulers of Upper Egypt.

A PREDYNASTIC CHIEFTAIN? - The rock art context of the Mentuhotep II panel at Shatt  el-Rigal

10+ mins

THE DESERT BIRDS OF ANCIENT GEBEL EL-SILSILA

John Wyatt teams up with Maria Nilsson and John Ward to reveal for the first time the results of their investigation of over thirty different bird images found carved on the rocks at this important Egyptian quarry site.

THE DESERT BIRDS OF ANCIENT GEBEL EL-SILSILA

10+ mins

The Brain In Ancient Egypt

Neuroanaesthetist Ira Rampil suggests that Egypt’s ancient medical men were well aware of the importance of the brain and understood the limitations to treating brain injuries that we have still not overcome today.

The Brain In Ancient Egypt

8 mins

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Ancient Egypt Magazine Description:

PublisherAncient Egypt Magazine Ltd

CategoryCulture

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyBi-Monthly

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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