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March/April 2024 • Issue 141

pril 2024 • Issue 141

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12 THE GREAT OF DREAD IN THE FOREIGN LANDS Amenhotep III’s principal queen Tiye was the king’s main adviser. She exerted considerable influence over Egypt’s foreign affairs, as Robert G Morkot explains.

20 THE MODERN RESURRECTION OF THE KUSHITE KINGS OF EGYPT The history of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty was poorly represented by early Egyptologists who held the racist views of their contemporaries. Aidan Dodson puts the record straight.

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28 THE CELESTIAL HARMONIES AT DENDERA José María Barrera explains the meaning of the scenes he has photographed on the beautifully restored pronaos ceiling at the Temple of Hathor, Dendera.

36 A TAWERET TALISMAN FOR PERILOUS PREGNANCY Childbirth was dangerous in ancient Egypt. W Benson Harer Jr describes a small figure of Taweret that was used to provide magical protection for a woman in labour.

42 ROME VERSUS THE EGYPTIAN PRIESTHOOD How well did ancient Egyptian priests fare under Roman rule? Sean P Rigby explores the post-pharaonic religious life of Egypt.

religious life of Egypt.

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5500 BC

3000 BC

Predynastic Period Archaic Period

2500 BC

2000 BC

1st Intermediate

Period

1500 BC 1500 BC

1500 BC

2nd Intermediate

Period

1000 BC 1000 BC

1000 BC 3rd Intermediate

Period

Old Kingdom

Middle Kingdom

New Kingdom

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DYNASTIES 1 2 34 5 6 11 12

13-14 15-17

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