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INSIDE THE STEP PYRAMID OF DJOSER

Sean McLachlan explores the recently reopened interior of this iconic Third Dynasty Saqqara monument.

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Ancient Egypt
July/ August 2021

PER MESUT: for younger readers

She Who Loves Silence

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Ancient Egypt
July/ August 2021

Highlights of the Manchester Museum 29: An Offering by Queen Tiye for her Husband

Campbell Price describes an offering table with a touching significance.

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Ancient Egypt
July/ August 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
May / June 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
May / June 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
May / June 2021

Jerusalem's Survival, Sennacharib's Departure and the Kushite Role in 701 BCE: An Examination of Henry Aubin's Rescue of Jerusalem

BOOK REVIEWS

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Ancient Egypt
May / June 2021

Golden Mummies of Egypt: Interpreting Identities from the Graeco-Roman Period by Campbell Price

BOOK REVIEWS

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Ancient Egypt
May / June 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

THE OSIRION AT ABYDOS

Geoffrey Lenox-Smith investigates the enigmatic cenotaph built for King Sety I.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

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.

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

ASWAN DISCOVERIES

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).

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Ancient Egypt
March / April 2021

Crowning Glories: Women's Hairstyles

Per meset for young readers

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Ancient Egypt
January / February 2021

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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Ancient Egypt
November / December 2020

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