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CONTENTS JUNE 2022

YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO

PHARAOHS EGYPT’S MIGHTY PHARAOHSPHARAOHS

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30 Timeline of the pharaonic age We chart the many dynasties that ruled Egypt between c3100 BC and 30 BC

32 Everything you wanted to know about Egyptian pharaohs Professor Joyce Tyldesley answers key questions about Egypt’s ancient kings

36 Egypt’s most powerful women Meet our selection of extraordinary female rulers

38 Life as a pharaoh How, and where, did Egyptian pharaohs spend their days?

42 Six things you (probably) didn’t know about Tutankhamun We share some lesser-known facts about the ‘boy king’

46 Inside Tutankhamun’s tomb Explore one of history’s greatest archaeological discoveries

48 Ensuring a legacy The temples and tombs that tell Egypt’s story

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50 The men who ruled Egypt Who was the mightiest pharaoh of them all? You decide

52 The quest for immortality The path to the afterlife was fraught with danger

55 Get hooked Take the topic further with our pick of TV, radio and podcasts

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57 An A–Z of Queen Elizabeth II A whistlestop tour of Her Majesty’s life and reign

62 Great Paintings... American Gothic We explore the enduring mystery behind one of the world’s most parodied works of art

64 You’re barred! From pints to property: eight unusual bans on the ‘fairer sex’

70 What if... Oliver Cromwell’s son had never been Lord Protector?

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G Why the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb rocked the archaeological world

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G An alphabetical overview of Elizabeth II’s life and reign

G The story of Grant Wood’s Depression-era masterpiece

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