CONTENTS NOVEMBER DECEMBER 2022 • ISSUE 198
12 ‘I, ENHEDUANNA’ Writing more than 4,000 years ago, the priestess, princess, and poet Enheduanna has left us with her name, thought to be the first we have of an author. Sidney Babcock tells Lucia Marchini about her work and its impact, and the many roles of Mesopotamian women.
22 A WARLORD’S HOARD? Discovered in Denmark in 2020, the Vindelev hoard contains golden discs with a rich array of imagery, from the heads of Roman emperors to what may be the god
Odin. Could these be the possessions of a warlord at a pre-Viking power centre? Mads Ravn off ers some answers.
30 SET IN STONE What connects the prehistory of Japan and Britain? Susan Greaney investigates the stone circles of Jomon Japan, the people who built them, and the surprising parallels found in Stonehenge.
36 CLASSICAL CURRENTS In 1805, President Thomas Jeff erson received the gift of a copy of a Roman sculpture. What can this object tell us about the currents of interest in classical antiquity that flowed through early US history? Lucia Marchini speaks to Sean Burrus and Emilie Johnson to find out.
44 THE KEY TO ANCIENT EGYPT When the hieroglyphs of the Rosetta Stone were deciphered 200 years ago, a world of knowledge was opened up. Lindsay Fulcher explores the power of words in ancient Egypt and the work of those who wrote and studied them.
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