Wednesday, April 07, 2010

April/May edition Ancient Egypt Magazine now available

The April/May 2010 issue of “Ancient Egypt” magazine (published in the U.K.) is now available.

If you are not a subscriber, you can do so online and the magazine is also available as an electronic version. Visit

To celebrate our 10th year of publication any new subscribers will be offered one free issue of the magazine with their subscription, and subscribing is cheaper than buying the magazine from newsstands.

Our online version may be useful for anyone with a broadband connection who may have difficulty in getting hold of a paper copy of the magazine, or who might want to see a copy before subscribing.

Contents of the April issue includes;

  • News from Egypt and the World of Egyptology: Another bumper report ‘From our Egypt Correspondent’ brings the latest news and information – you won’t find this anywhere else!. This issue includes reports on new work in and around Alexandria, Giza, Saqqara and Luxor and with an update of the conservation and cleaning work at the temple of Hathor at Dendera.

  • An Alabaster Coffin and Sety I’s Last Secret: Stephen Cross looks at the alabaster coffin of the king, now in a museum in London and finds that the circumstances surrounding its discovery may indicate that the king’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings has more secrets to be revealed. This article is timely as the latest news from the valley indicates that a new discovery has indeed just been made.

  • Thoroughly Modern Mummies: Dr. Ryan Metcalfe reveals how modern science is helping us learn more about the mummification techniques used by ancient Egyptians and the reasons why their methods worked.

  • Amarna Update:: A brief update on the last season of work and developments at the site of Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s city of Akhetaten.

  • Life in Paradise: Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes: An extract from Dr. Zahi Hawass’s new book on the Theban Tombs reveals many tombs unknown to the general public but superbly decorated.

  • The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum: In the first of a series of articles on the work of the Department, Dr. Daniel Antoine looks at “Life and Death in the Nile Valley: Bioarchaeological Research at the British Museum”.

  • Tutankhamun’s family revealed by DNA Testing: The results of the recent DNA and CT scanning of a group of royal mummies, confirming/providing the identification of some of the mummies.

  • PerMesut: in our regular feature for younger readers, Hilary Wilson looks at “A sense of Smell”.

  • Net Fishing: our regular look at Egyptology on the Web, tracing the history of ancient Egypt. This issue Victor Blunden looks at the dual reigns Kings and High Priests in the Twenty-first Dynasty.

Coming articles include:-

  • New excavations in the tombs of the Nobles at Luxor
  • An Ancient Egyptian Fleet of Model Boats now in the Museum of Fine Art in Boston.
  • Minoans and Mycenaeans in ancient Egypt.
  • Travellers in Egypt’s Western Desert
  • Ancient Egyptian boats: Exhibitions and a modern replica sailing in the wake of Hatshepsut.
  • Vetinary practice in ancient Egypt.
  • King Narmer’s Electric Catfish: a biological battery.

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