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Hedgehogs in ancient Egyptian art
Magda van Ryneveld explains why the humble hedgehog features so often in ancient Egyptian art.
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Harvesting a pharaoh
An unexpected discovery in the Eighteenth Dynasty tomb of Anen at Thebes brought a lost painting back to life. Lyla Pinch-Brock describes how.
Clothing culture: dress in Egypt in the first millennium AD
Frances Pritchard reports on a new exhibition at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester.
Menkaura’s anthropid coffin
A wooden coffin found in the pyramid of Menkaura bears the king’s name. But was it really his? Paul Broughton investigates.
Vivant Denon’s “mysterious cache”
Marriane Luban reports on the activities of one of the first collectors of Egyptian antiquities, at the end of the eighteenth century.
The New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings
Another update from Roxanne Wilson, a member of the excavation team, on the recent discovery and the progress made in clearing the small chamber.
Friends of Nekhen News
Renée Friedman looks at the decorated tombs at Hierakonpolis, whose inscriptions and decoration can tell us so much about life in the city in Dynastic times.
Two Sphinxes of Amenhotep III in St Petersburg
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