December / January 2005
Ancient Egypt, written by experts in the field of Egyptology, is a lively informative global magazine appealing to Egyptology professionals, students and researchers.
Published bi-monthly, this well-presented magazine brings readers up to date with the latest news, discoveries, excavations and research into the history of Egypt from Predynastic times through to the modern era.
There are in-depth articles on the building of the pyramids, the lives of the great Pharaohs, brewing and agriculture, health and disease, gods and goddesses, tombs and temples and ancient Egyptian art and culture. Find out about great Egyptologists and explorers, and ancient priests and peasants; discover more about Egyptian technology and the latest DNA and scanning techniques.
All this plus guides to museum collections, reviews of the latest books and interactive media and event listings for all UK Egyptology Societies and major worldwide conferences and exhibitions.
Gebel el-Silsila Through The Ages: 5 - The Ramesside Period, Part 1 – Maria Nilsson, John Ward and Moamen Saad look at some of the monuments of the Nineteenth Dynasty.
A New Role for the Four Sons of Horus? Joan Padgham investigates the funerary ‘sunrise scene’ and the role the four canopic deities played in representing the deceased.
The Raptors of Gebel el-Silsila - John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify more of the ancient images of birds carved in the rocks of the quarry site.
Gone Fishing! Joseph L. Thimes investigates the techniques and tools used by the ancient Egyptians to fish for food and for sport.
The Religious Meaning of Sledges - Why did the ancient Egyptians use wheeled transport only for military purposes? Nacho Ares proposes an explanation.
Highlights of Manchester Museum: 24 - Campbell Price describes one of the lesser known objects in the Museum’s collection: a ‘Stick Shabti ’ of Teti-sa-intef.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers - Hilary Wilson undertakes some experimental Egyptology as she investigates the different kinds of headcloths worn by the pharaohs.