The site of Gurob (see opposite top), on the edge of the Fayum depression, was home to many members of the royal family during the Eighteenth Dynasty and later. From this important palace site survives a great deal of archaeological material that is often interpreted to give some insight into élite life during the New Kingdom. Objects from excavations at Gurob (and nearby Kahun), directed by British archaeologist William Matthew Flinders Petrie and permitted by the (French) antiquities officials in Egypt. delighted audiences in Britain for their apparent domesticity.
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THE OSIRION AT ABYDOS
Geoffrey Lenox-Smith investigates the enigmatic cenotaph built for King Sety I.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tanner Novlan (Finn, B&B)
Christel Khalil (Lily, Y&R)
IN THE REIGN OF THE SUN KINGS
Old Kingdom pharaohs faced a reckoning that reshaped Egypt’s balance of power
THE PRINCESS AND THE BABY
A long time ago in Egypt, there was a young Hebrew girl named Miriam. Her family had just had a beautiful baby boy. There was a big problem, though. The Pharaoh of Egypt had issued a decree that all Hebrew baby boys be killed to decrease the population of the Hebrew people, who were enslaved by the Egyptians.
Praise for the Pomegranate
The ancient fruit with modern influence
A Rare Egg
Egyptian ostrich egg perfume case
Anubian Kingdom Rises
Excavations at a city on the Nile reveal the origins of an ancient African power
Race, History, and the Body
Humanity on Display
One country’s legislative assault on the press
The Rulers Of Foreign Lands
Was a new regional power, once thought of as a bloodthirsty invading force, actually a catalyst for ancient Egypt’s most prosperous era?