Thursday, September 29, 2005

Ancient Egypt Magazine - October/November Issue

Thanks again to Bob Partridge for the contents listing of the new edition of Ancient Egypt Magazine, which will be out in the second week of October:
  • “A Victorian View of Egypt”: John Hannavy examines some stunning early photographs taken in Egypt and the attitudes of the Victorian travellers to Egypt.
  • “The Temple of Gerf Hussein”: Martin Davies looks at the remains of this temple recently re-erected near the temple of Kalabsha. He was one of the last visitors to visit and photograph Gerf Hussein in its original site before most of it was lost beneath the waters of Lake Nasser.
  • “A statue of Rameses II at The Ramesseum and the British Museum”. Guy de la Bedoyere uses the marvels of digital images to re-unite the two parts of a famous statue of Rameses II.
  • “Tales of the Crypts”: Cathie Bryan visits two fascinating cemeteries in London to find the Egyptian influence on the funerary monuments.
    “The Identity of the King and the Sun God”. Chris O’Kane looks to the night sky for answers to questions about links between the stars and planets and the kings and gods of ancient Egypt.
  • “A Royal mummy returns… but is he Rameses I?”. Dylan Bickerstaffe analyses the evidence and the possible identity of this well-publicised mummy, recently returned to Egypt.
  • “You can look but don’t touch”: Guidance on what to do and what not to do when visiting the antiquities in Egypt.
    Per Mesut: for younger readers, looks at Ushabtis.

Plus the usual:

  • News from the world of Egyptology, “From our Egypt Correspondent” Ayman Wahby Taher
  • News from the Friends of the Petrie Museum.
  • And more

Book reviews:

  • “Islamic Monuments in Cairo: The Practical Guide”, by Caroline Williams
  • “Egypt, from Alexander to the Copts” edited by Roger Bagnall and Dominic Rathbone
  • “The Mechanical Triumphs of the Ancient Egyptians” by Commander F.M. Barber
  • “Mummies: Death and the Afterlife in ancient Egypt- Treasures from the British” Museum, published by the Bowers Museum.
  • “Excavating Egypt: great discoveries from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London”.
  • Plus list of other recently published books.

Coming up in future editions

  • A special DVD with views of Egypt.
  • News of a unique calendar for 2006
  • A planned special readers trip to Egypt in 2006 with the magazine Editors
  • A subscriber’s competition in every issue, with the chance to win a book.
  • Articles on:
    Sphinxes in ancient Egypt.
    The temple of Ptah at Karnak
    Ancient Egyptian Medicine
    Mummies at the movies
    Coloured stones and wonderful statues: a look at the range of stones used by the ancient Egyptians
    A profile of King Neferhotep I
    Vivant Denon and a cache of mummies
    Ancient Egyptian Shields

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