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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.
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!