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Ancient Egyptian Wine
www.ancientegyptmagazine.com June/July 2006 VOLUME 6, NO 6: ISSUE NO. 36 EDITOR: Robert B. Partridge, 6 Branden Drive Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EJ, UK Tel. 01565 754450 Email email@example.com ASSISTANT EDITOR: Peter Phillips CONSULTANT EDITOR: Professor Rosalie David, OBE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Victor Blunden, Peter Robinson, Hilary Wilson EGYPT CORRESPONDENT Ayman Wahby Taher PUBLISHED BY: Empire Publications, 1 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1HW, UK Tel: 0161 872 3319 Fax: 0161 872 4721 ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER: Michael Massey Tel. 0161 928 2997 SUBSCRIPTIONS: Mike Hubbard PRINTED BY: The Buxton Press, Palace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6AE, UK DESIGN AND SETTING: Peartree Publishing and Design, 56 Albert St, Manchester M11 3SU, UK FRONT COVER DESIGNED BY: David Soper Main image: wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun, Thebes; now in the British Museum. Photo: R. Partridge TRADE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH: Diamond Magazine Distribution Ltd. Rye Wharf Road, Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TE, UK Tel: 01797 225229 Fax: 01797 225657 ISSN: 1470 9990
New investigations on the residue in wine jars found in the Tomb of Tutankhamun have revealed some of the the ancient vintner’s secrets. Maria Gausch Jane investigates.
Explorer and adventurer Giovanni Belzoni was an avid collector of Egyptian Antiquities at the beginning of the nineteenth century; size was no object! Dylan Bickerstaffe investigates.
Friends of Nekhen News
Renée Friedman reports on the work to conserve one of the largest and oldest mud-brick buildings from ancient Egypt to survive at Hierakonpolis.
The New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings
An update from Roxanne Walker, a member of the excavation team, on the recent discovery and the progress made in clearing the small chamber.
Ancient Egypt in Zagreb
Mladen Tomorad and Igor Uranic tell readers about the collections of the Archaeological Museum of Zagreb in Croatia.
Visiting Middle Egypt
reader Anne Eglintine tells how a she arranged to visit Amarna and other Middle Egyptian sites by travelling from Luxor independently.
Sean McLachlan tells how ancient Egyptian ideas are reflected in early Christianity in Egypt, which was a melting-pot of ideas and beliefs in the Late Roman and Byzantine periods.
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