CONTENTS JUNE 2022
YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO
PHARAOHS EGYPT’S MIGHTY PHARAOHSPHARAOHS
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
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?
G Why the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb rocked the archaeological world
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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