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From our Egypt Correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher brings you the latest news from Alexandria, Giza, Saqqara, Abydos, Dendera and Luxor. 9
An Alabaster Coffin and Sety I’s Last Secret Stephen Cross looks at Sety’s coffin and finds that the circumstances of its discovery and its condition may indicate that the king’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings may still hide some secrets.
Thoroughly Modern Mummies Dr. Ryan Metcalfe reveals how modern science and experiments are revealing more about ancient mummification techniques.
30 Amarna Update A brief update on recent excavation and conservation in the city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti.
32 Per Mesut: for younger readers A Sense of Smell – ancient perfumes and scented flowers described by Hilary Wilson.
Life in Paradise: Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes In edited extracts from his new book The Lost Tombs of Thebes: Life in Paradise, Dr. Zahi Hawass describes the exquisite and sometimes little-known Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes, and reports on new discoveries and conservation work in the area.
The Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum In one of a series of articles on the work of the BM, Dr. Daniel Antoine looks at Life and Death in the Nile Valley – Bioarchaeological Research at the British Museum, including reports on some new studies on human remains from Sudan.
Tutankhamun’s Family DNA tests on their mummies enable five generations of his family tree to be reconstructed.
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