CATEGORIES

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.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

THE “SHISHAK” ATTACK

James Bowden reassesses the Libyan pharaoh Sheshonq I’s attack on Israel and its importance to Egyptian history.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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.

10 mins read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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.

1 min read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

GLORIOUS EGYPT IN FINLAND

Continuing our series on international Egyptology exhibitions, Tuuli Turtola explores an exhibition at the new Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki.

1 min read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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).

1 min read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

Crowning Glories: Women's Hairstyles

Per meset for young readers

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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.

1 min read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

GEBEL EL-SILSILA THROUGHOUT THE AGES: PART 6 – RAMESSIDE QUARRYING

Maria Nilsson and John Ward revisit the Ramesside era at Gebel el-Silsila to explore the quarries, the Temple of Sobek and a unique blueprint of ancient quarrying.

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

Highlights of the Manchester Museum 25: A Wooden Mallet

Campbell Price describes a tool once used by an ancient Egyptian stone-mason, now in Manchester Museum’s collection.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

Per Mesut: For Younger Readers

Gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrr

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

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.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

Eight Masterpieces Of Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Nigel Fletcher-Jones showcases some of the most stunning pieces created by ancient Egypt’s master craftsmen.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

PER MESUT: for younger readers

Headcloths

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

GONE FISHING!

Joseph L. Thimes casts his rod in search of the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to fish for food and for sport.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

Highlights of the Manchester Museum 24: A ‘Stick Shabti ' of Teti-sa-intef (Acc. No. 6038)

Campbell Price describes one of the Manchester Museum’s lesser-known objects.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

THE RELIGIOUS MEANING OF SLEDGES IN ANCIENT EGYPT

The wheel entered in the history of Egypt after the Middle Kingdom with the invasion of the Nile Valley by foreign peoples. At the beginning of the New Kingdom the war chariot became a regular part of the Egyptian army. “But why is the use of wheels so unusual outside the military field?” asks Nacho Ares.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

THE RAPTORS OF ANCIENT GEBEL EL-SILSILA

John Wyatt, Maria Nilsson and John Ward continue their examination of the bird species depicted at this major ancient quarry site.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

GEBEL EL-SILSILA THROUGHOUT THE AGES: PART 5 – RAMESSIDE ACTIVITY

After several fascinating digressions into the wider work of the team, Maria Nilsson, John Ward and Moamen Saad present the first of a two part exploration of Gebel el-Silsila during the Nineteenth Dynasty, beginning with some selected monuments on the West Bank.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

Ancient Egypt- News

Ancient Egypt- News

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

A New Role For The Four Sons Of Horus?

Joan Padgham investigates the significance of the funerary ‘sunrise scene’ and the role the four canopic deities played in representing the deceased.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
September / October 2020

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.

10+ mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

LOVELY UGLY BES!

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

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

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.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

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.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

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.

10+ mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

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.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
July / August 2020

Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt

Bob Brier and Pat Remler explore upheaval and chaos in ancient Egyptian society.

3 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

Petrie and Edwards: Gateway to the World of Egyptology

Anna Garnett, Frances Potts and Catriona Wilson reveal the new entrance gallery to the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

Page 1 of 3

123 Next