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From our Egypt Correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher brings the latest news from Luxor, Cairo, Alexandria, Rosetta and Damietta.9
A Relief of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III in Bournemouth Stephanie Roberts reports on a fine relief of the joint pharaohs, and speculates on its possible original provenance.
Description de l’Égypte It is 200 years since the publication of the results of the French study of Egypt, which also inspired a Sèvres china table service once owned by the Duke of Wellington.
31 Why did ancient Egyptians mummify their dead? Bob Partridge proposes some possible reasons for
the introduction of mummification and dispels some myths.
Inspired by Egypt Ancient Egypt inspires a modern work of art by Canadian artist Robert Isler Wanka.
Into Egypt’s Eastern Desert An exploration of the geology and antiquities of Egypt’s Eastern Desert by Colin Reader.
Per Mesut: for younger readers The Trees of the Garden by Hilary Wilson.
50 The Egypt Exploration SocietyIts recent work and future projects explained by
Chris Naunton, EES Deputy Director.
Egypt in Leeds AE visits an Egyptian ‘temple’ in Leeds.66
Maps of Egypt and Timeline
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