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... but should it be? AE reveals the growing problem of modern graffiti at some of the most important archeological sites in Egypt.
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December 2006/January 2007 VOLUME 7, NO 3: ISSUE NO. 39 EDITOR: Robert B. Partridge, 6 Branden Drive Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EJ, UK Tel. 01565 754450 Email firstname.lastname@example.org DEPUTY EDITOR/PRODUCTION EDITOR: Peter Phillips CONSULTANT EDITOR: Professor Rosalie David, OBE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Victor Blunden, Peter Robinson, Hilary Wilson EGYPT CORRESPONDENT Ayman Wahby Taher PUBLISHED BY: Empire Publications, 1 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1HW, UK Tel: 0161 872 3319 Fax: 0161 872 4721 ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER: Michael Massey Tel. 0161 928 2997 SUBSCRIPTIONS: Mike Hubbard PRINTED BY: Warners (Midlands) plc, The Maltings, Manor Lane, BOURNE, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PH, UK DESIGN AND SETTING: Peartree Publishing and Design, 56 Albert St, Manchester M11 3SU, UK FRONT COVER DESIGNED BY: David Soper Main image: face of a red granite sphinx of Thutmose from Karnak, now outside the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Photo: RP. TRADE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH: Diamond Magazine Distribution Ltd. Rye Wharf Road, Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TE, UK Tel: 01797 225229 Fax: 01797 225657 ISSN: 1470 9990
The Writing is on the Wall ...
From our Egypt Correspondent
Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Egypt, including the moving of the Rameses II statue.
AE presents unique photographs of some of the stunning exhibits at the new museum at Saqqara.
Photo Feature: more on the Imhotep Museum at Saqqara
Dying to be Egyptian
Elisabeth Kerner looks at some of the lesser-known cemeteries in London, with their “Egyptianising” architecture.
The Tomb of Harwa at Thebes
Chris Naunton writes about the excavations and finds in one of the largest private tombs (dating to the Twenty-sixth Dynasty) in the Theban Necropolis.
Mary Chubb: Writer and Archaeologist
A brief biography by Elizabeth Griesman.
Ancient Egyptian Technology
Denys Stocks, in the first of three articles, reveals how the ancient Egyptians cut and carved the hardest of stones for their monuments and statues.
Friends of Nekhen News
Renée Friedman looks at the many and varied finds from the ancient city of Hierakonpolis and what they reveal about the inhabitants.
Per Mesut: for younger readers
In this edition, Hilary Wilson looks at baskets.
From the Editor 4 Maps of Egypt 4, 5 Timeline 5 Bits and Pieces 7 Readers’ Letters 44 and 61 Subscribers’ Competition Winners 53 Subscribe Back Issues Book Reviews Egyptology Society Details Events Diary Netfishing 54 55 56 62 64 66, 67
ANCIENT EGYPT December 2006/January 2007