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www.ancientegyptmagazine.com June/July 2007 VOLUME 7, NO 6: ISSUE NO. 42 EDITOR: Robert B. Partridge, 6 Branden Drive Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EJ, UK Tel. 01565 754450 Email email@example.com DEPUTY EDITOR/PRODUCTION EDITOR: Peter Phillips CONSULTANT EDITOR: Professor Rosalie David, OBE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Victor Blunden, Peter Robinson, Cath and John Rutherford, 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: Warners (Midlands) plc, The Maltings, Manor Lane, BOURNE, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PH, UK DESIGN AND SETTING: Peartree Publishing and Design, 56 Albert St, Manchester M11 3SU, UK FRONT COVER DESIGNED BY: David Soper Main image: The Step Pyramid at Saqqara. Photo: RP.
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An update on information about the forthcoming “Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs” Exhibition in London later in the year.
Cairo a Century Ago
Sigrid M. van Roode looks at how the city of Cairo became oriented towards Europe in the nineteenth century, and at surviving buildings from that time.
The Great Royal Wives from Akhmim
Marta Farrugia and Anton Mifsud ask how a small town in Middle Egypt produced some of the greatest Great Royal Wives of the New Kingdom.
The Ancient Stones Speak: Part Three
Pam Scott, in her third and final article on hieroglyphs, explains how to read inscriptions found on funerary objects.
A Woman of Old Akhmim
Jonathan Elias, Carter Lupton and Heather Gill-Robinson investigate a mummy from Akhmim.
A Visit to Serabit el Khadim
Stewart White visits an important site in the Sinai Peninsula, sacred to the goddess Hathor.
From our Egypt Correspondent
Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from around Egypt, including exciting discoveries in the necropolis of Saqqara.
The Dakhleh Oasis Project
In the third of a series of articles on the Project, Jennifer Smith shows how the geology of the Oasis reflects huge climate changes over the millennia.
Per Mesut: for younger readers
In this edition, Hilary Wilson looks at bread.
From the Editor Maps of Egypt and Timeline Bits and Pieces Subscribe Back Issues 4 4, 5 6 56 57 Book Reviews Subscribers’ Competition Winners Egyptology Society Details Events Diary Netfishing 58 61 62 64 66
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