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NEFERTARI AND PUDUḪEPA: QUEENS OF DIPLOMACY

Diana Liesegang explores the relationship between an Egyptian and a Hittite queen, and their role in the peace negotiations between their two countries.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

The Local Governors of the Tenth Upper Egyptian Province

The lives of kings and their families are too often the focus of the study of ancient Egyptian history. Wolfram Grajetzki turns his attention instead to the local governors of the Tenth Upper Egyptian nome in an attempt to reconstruct their line up to the end of the Eighteenth Dynasty.

10 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

PER MESUT: for younger readers

The remarkable village known today as Deir el-Medina (see above) but called the ‘Place of Truth’ by its inhabitants, is the source of a huge amount of information about the ordinary life of the ancient Egyptians.

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

Highlights of the Manchester Museum 22: The Gilded Mummy of Lady Isaious

Campbell Price describes one of the Manchester Museum mummies currently on display in an exhibition turing the USA.

3 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

GEBEL EL-SILSILA THROUGH THE AGES - Scarabs for the Children

In a slight diversion from their on-going series on the historical development of this fascinating site, Maria Nilsson, John Ward and Patricia Coletto return to the Thutmoside cemetery at Gebel el-Silsila East and examine in detail two of the intact child burials discovered by the Gebel el-Silsila Project team, with special focus on scarabs and scaraboids.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

ANUBIS – JACKAL, WOLF, DOG, FOX OR HYENA?

Wildlife expert John Wyatt continues his investigation of Egyptian gods by looking at another important deity and the animal or animals associated with him.

10+ mins read
Ancient Egypt
April / May 2020

THE SLAIN SOLDIERS OF TOMB 507: AN EGYPTOLOGICAL MYSTERY

Julian Heath investigates the grisly finds from the Deir el-Bahri rock-cut tomb.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

LATEST DISCOVERIES AT GEBEL EL-SILSILA

Maria Nilsson and John Ward take a break from their regular series of Gebel el- Silsila through the ages to share with us some of the archaeological discoveries from their most recent field season.

10+ mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

PER MESUT: for younger readers

PER MESUT: for younger readers

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

A LOAD OF OLD BULL: THE SERAPEUM OF SAQQARA PART 2: THE LAST FOUR CENTURIES

Aidan Dodson completes the story of the burial place of the Apis bulls.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

Highlights of the Manchester Museum 21: The Stela of Princess Isis

This finely wrought limestone slab (Acc. no. 1781) once formed the upper part (the curved ‘lunette’) of a larger stela commemorating the daughter of King Ramesses VI (c. 1143-1136 BC), a princess named Iset – or Isis.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

What Lies Beneath? Exploring The Use Of Digital Archaeological Techniques

Pauline Carroll explores the future of museum displays at the Museo Egizio, Turin.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
February/March 2020

Ten Years At Qubbet El-Hawa

Director Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano from the University of Jaén describes the work of the international team exploring this prestigious provincial cemetery.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
October - November 2019

“No Man Has Adherents On The Day Of Woe”: The Rise And Fall Of Amenemhat I

In the first of an occasional series on Middle Kingdom rulers, Sarah Griffiths investigates the life and possible murder of the founding king of the Twelfth Dynasty.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
October - November 2019

Sobek - One Crocodile Or Two?

Wildlife expert John Wyatt investigates this important Egyptian god and the dangerous animal associated with him.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
October - November 2019

Highlights Of The Manchester Museum 19: The Stela Of Sobek-khu

For this issue, Campbell Price describes an important source of information about Middle Kingdom military campaigns in the Near East

3 mins read
Ancient Egypt
October - November 2019

A Winter Journey

A Winter Journey

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 106

Khasekhemwy, The Unifier

Jan Summers Duffy reveals what we know about one of the key characters in the formation of the ancient Egyptian state.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 106

Displaying Ancient Egypt

Maria Solchaga explores how the earliest museum displays created misconceptions about Egypt’s ancient culture and how modern UK museums are transforming their exhibitions to counter this.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 106

Nefertiti's Bust

Joyce Tyldesley takes a new look at the world-famous portrait of Nefertiti, and considers what its purpose might have been.

7 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 106

PER MESUT: For Younger Readers

Busy Bees

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 104

Highlights Of Manchester Museum, No. 7: A Bronze Statue Of The Apis Bull

Campbell Price examines one of his favourite objects from Manchester Museum’s collection. 

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 104

Unwrapping The Identity Of The Macclesfield Mummy

Bryony Renshaw describes what we know about the life of Shebmut, the original occupant of the mummy case that, along with the replica statue of Sety II described in the Editorial of AE103, forms the centrepiece of West Park Museum’s collection.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 104

Pharaohs Behaving Badly: The Machinations Of ‘Pot Belly'

In the fourth in her series on the final pharaonic dynasty, Sarah Griffiths describes the destructive sibling rivalry of Ptolemy VI and Ptolemy VIII.

10 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

The Siege Of Megiddo

In the last in a series of articles exploring myths and tales from ancient Egypt, Dr. Joyce Tyldesley considers the dramatic story of the siege of Megiddo, as told by the Eighteenth Dynasty warrior-king Thutmose III.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

WWI In Egypt

Inspired by Paul Nicholson’s article (AE102) on his research into images of Egypt from World War I, Anne Midgley rifles through her collection of postcards from that era and reveals the stories behind them.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

Highlights Of Manchester Museum, No. 6: A Wooden Shabti Of King Sety I

Campbell Price takes a closer look at one of his favourite objects from Manchester Museum’s collection.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

Pharaoh Eclipsed

Nicky Nielsen surveys the achievements of Sety I, a King who was instrumental in founding the Nineteenth Dynasty.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

A Saite Story Of Glory: Necho II & The Circumnavigation Of Africa

Kevin Harrison investigates the truth behind one of Herodotus’ fabulous tales.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 103

The Tombs Of The Kings Of Ancient Egypt

Aidan Dodson explores the royal tombs of Egypt, from the Predynastic era through to the end of paganism.

9 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 102