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Archaeology and Archives Carl Graves and Stephanie Boonstra select the glass-plate negatives of Abydos in the EES archives and Margaret Mountford explains how they were made.

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Meritptah: the World’s First Female Doctor? No so, says Wolfram Grajetski – she never existed, although she appears in several books and has a crater on Mars named after her!

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Tutankhamun: The Extra-Terrestrial Connection A jewel in one of the boy king’s pectorals may have come from a comet, according to the latest research reported by Colin Reader.

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The Sohag National Museum Geoffrey Lenox-Smith takes us on a tour of a newly-opened museum in Egypt.

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The Manchester Autopsy of Mummy 1770 The evolution of the Manchester Mummy Project is described by Jenefer Cockitt and Rosalie David.

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Per Mesut: for Younger Readers In “Strike a Light!”, Hilary Wilson continues her exploration of the uses of fire in ancient Egypt.

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