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From the Editor Editorial comment from Peter Phillips. Egyptological News Summarised by Sarah Griffiths. 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. Re-investigating the ‘Two Brothers’ DNA-testing has proved that these famous Manchester Museum mummies had the same mother, but different fathers. Campbell Price gives his view of the significance of this fact. 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.
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!