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ANCIENT EGYPT December 2010/January 2011 From our Egypt Correspondent Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Cairo, Luxor, the Fayum and the Sinai. 9
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Auguste Mariette, 1821-1881 Chris Humber tells the story of the founder of the Egyptian Antiquities Service and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. 16
The Paleopathology of Egyptian Mummies Michael R. Zimmerman looks at how morbid curiosity has been replaced by more scientific approach to mummy studies.
24 ‘Re-excavating’ Egyptian Predynastic Sites in London G.J. Tassie and Joris van Wetering reveal how and why a collection of Predynastic material has recently been returned to Egypt.
Misdemeanours at Deir el-Medina Benedict Davies tells readers about the troublesome lives of some of the inhabitants of the Workmen’s Village. 30
36 Tutankhamun’s Khepesh Swords Historical weapons expert Mike Loades examines two swords from the king’s tomb.
The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) In the first of a series of articles on the work of ARCE, Director Gerry Scott looks at the Centre’s early years. 43
The Egyptian Lodge in St. Helier Mark Walker investigates a house in Jersey. 49
Per Mesut: For Younger Readers In this issue, Hilary Wilson’s article looks a the hieroglyph hotep and its meaning.
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