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The Tomb Of Ankhmahor At Saqqara

Geoffrey Lenox-Smith describes a visit to the ‘Doctor’s Tomb’ at Saqqara.

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 102

The Tale Of Truth And Falsehood

In the fifth in a series of articles exploring myths and tales from ancient Egypt, Dr Joyce Tyldesley introduces us to two brothers with very different characters.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 102

Oriental Odes: Egypt and the English Romantics

David Lewiston Sharpe waxes lyrical about the appeal of Egypt to early nineteenth century poets.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 102

Grasshoppers Of Saqqara

Magda van Ryneveld investigates the depictions of a common insect on the walls of Old Kingdom tombs.

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 102

The Ptolemies: Raphia And Civil War

In the third of her series tracing the history of the House of Ptolemy, Sarah Griffiths reaches a turning point in the dynasty’s fortunes, as the native Egyptians reassert their rights and Rome begins to cast a long shadow over Egypt’s independence.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

The Monumental Vaults in Pyramids: A Major Technical Challenge

Franck Monnier investigates the problem of building the interior chambers in pyramids.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

Ancient Egypt: Where Modern MAGIC Was Born

We have dozens of cultural references regarding magic in ancient Egypt. Those related to the art of the modern conjurer make it clear that this skill originated in the Land of the Pharaohs 4,500 years ago. Nacho Ares presents the evidence from texts, images and a solid tradition.

8 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

Ancient And Modern Naming Conventions Compared

Hilary Wilson shows how the many and varied ways different societies name their children can help us understand ancient Egyptian names.

10+ mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

The Doomed Prince

In the fourth in a series of articles exploring myths and tales from ancient Egypt, Dr Joyce Tyldesley introduces us to the New Kingdom story of the prince whose fate was foretold at his birth.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

Garlickly Breath To Predict A Good Delivery

Amandine Marshall discovers an unusal ancient Egyptian medical test which was adopted by the Greek physician Hippocrates.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

Highlights of Manchester Museum, No. 4: HIPPO BOWL

Dr. Campbell Price takes a closer look at one of the Manchester Museum’s most popular objects.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 101

Per MESUT: For Young Readers

In this 100th edition of ANCIENT EGYPT Magazine I thought I would look at which numbers and anniversaries were significant to the ancient Egyptians.

4 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 100

Highlights Of Manchester Museum, No. 3: A Gilded Mummy Mask From The Early New Kingdom

Dr. Campbell Price investigates a striking New Kingdom mummy mask in the third in his series featuring key items from the collection of the Manchester Museum.

2 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 100

The Destruction Of Mankind

In the second in a series of articles exploring myths and tales from ancient Egypt, Dr Joyce Tyldesley visits Egypt at a time when the land was ruled by the god-king Ra, and the people rebelled.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 98

Nekhbet - The Protector

The ancient Egyptian goddess Nekhbet was usually depicted as a vulture, but sometimes in human form, says Magda van Ryneveld.

5 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 98

Exploring Alexandria

Sharon Hague takes a tour of the historic sites that the modern city has to offer.

6 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 98

After Alexander: The Rise Of The House Of Ptolemy

In the first of a new series covering the rise and fall of Egypt’s last Pharaonic Dynasty, Sarah Griffiths explores the beginnings of Ptolemaic Egypt, one of the most remarkable and complex periods in Egyptian history.

10 mins read
Ancient Egypt
Issue 98

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