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R EGUL AR S 6 NEWS

Egyptological news, summarised by Sarah Griffiths.

LOCATIONS IN THIS ISSUE…

Mediterranean

Sea

Alexandria

Taposiris Magna

New Damietta/ Tell el-Deir

T Buto/ Tell el-Fara’in

Tanis Quesna

Fayum

Heliopolis Cairo Giza Saqqara Dahshur Memphis

Gerza/ Philadelphia

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10 MILESTONES IN EGYPTOLOGY

The Royal Cache at Deir el-Bahri, 1881 How a wandering goat led to one of the most important discoveries in Egyptology.

46 HILARY WILSON ON… THE AFTER

LIFE OF TWO EGYPTIAN STOOLS How the ancient Egyptian stool continues to inspire modern furniture-makers.

52 OUT AND ABOUT…

The Temple of Nekhbet–Hathor Karl Harris goes off the beaten track near Elkab. Exhibitions round-up

58 BOOK REVIEWS 62 READERS’ LETTERS 63 COMPETITION AND

COMING ATTRACTIONS 65 HOW TO SUBSCRIBE 66 OBJECT HIGHLIGHT

Campbell Price describes a golden statuette of Amun in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

500 BC

BC AD

Ptolemaic

Period

500 AD

L at e Period

Roman Period

27-30 25-26

Farafra Oasis

Amarna

Red Sea

Dakhla Oasis

Luxor Armant (Hermonthis)

Western Desert

Gebel Ramlah

Wadi Hilal

Elkab Esna

Edfu (Nekheb/Eleithyiopolis)

Gebel el-Silsila

Kom Ombo

Nabta Playa

Nubia

Aswan

Abu Simbel

Deir el-Bahri

Deir elMedina

Assasif DraAbu el-Naga

Medinet Habu

0

2km

Dabod

Aswan

Philae

River Nile

Karnak

Luxor

Kalabsha

Nubia

Gerf Hussein Dakkah Maharraka

Wadi Saboua

INSET ABOVE Detailed map of the Theban area RIGHT Detailed map of the Nubia area MAPS Peter Robinson

Wadi Halfa km 0 40

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