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News from the Editor Egyptological news from Egypt and the UK, including a report on the Pharaoh King of Egypt Exhibition in Leeds. 5
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Outstanding Egypt Alan Jeffreys brings readers some beautiful nineteenth century stereo images of Egypt.
Egypt’s Green Pump for All Time The story of the sakiyya is told by Bill Key.
The KNH Centre The role of teeth in reconstructing life from the skeleton is described by Roger Forshaw. 21
26 Egypt in 1931 Anne Midgley recreates her grandfather’s adventurous visit.
Egypt in 1949/50 Ivan Sparkes describes his experiences as a soldier stationed in the country. 30
Meroë: The Last Outpost of Ancient Egypt The history and monuments of this region in Sudanese Upper Nubia are examined and illustrated by Dr. Aidan Dodson.
Osiris: King of the Dead The second in a series about Egypt’s gods and goddesses written by Dr. Joyce Tyldesley.
Egypt’s Heritage as Gifts Hend Abd el-Rahman tells readers about the many treasures given away to foreigners.
Per Mesut: for Younger Readers Hilary Wilson describes the use of horns in the iconography of ancient Egypt.
Maps of Egypt and Timeline 4 Readers’ Letters 16 Competition 25 Book Reviews 46 How to Subscribe 60
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