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.
THE “SHISHAK” ATTACK
James Bowden reassesses the Libyan pharaoh Sheshonq I’s attack on Israel and its importance to Egyptian history.
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.
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.
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.
GLORIOUS EGYPT IN FINLAND
Continuing our series on international Egyptology exhibitions, Tuuli Turtola explores an exhibition at the new Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki.
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).
Crowning Glories: Women's Hairstyles
Per meset for young readers
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.
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.
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.
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers
Gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrr
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.
Eight Masterpieces Of Ancient Egyptian Jewellery
Nigel Fletcher-Jones showcases some of the most stunning pieces created by ancient Egypt’s master craftsmen.
PER MESUT: for younger readers
Joseph L. Thimes casts his rod in search of the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to fish for food and for sport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
LOVELY UGLY BES!
Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter finds beauty, charm and religious significance in Egypt’s famous dwarf god.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt
Bob Brier and Pat Remler explore upheaval and chaos in ancient Egyptian society.
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.