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From the Editor Editorial comment from Peter Phillips features

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Egyptological News Summarised by Sarah Griffiths.

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Lovely Ugly Bes Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter looks beyond the fearsome appearance of the god to find charm and religious significance.

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Natural Pyramids Wojciech Ejsmond thinks that pyramidshaped hills took the place of pyramids for later pharaohs.

2828 Herodotus and Egypt Kevin Harrison restores the reputation of the much-maligned ‘Father of History’.

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Highlights of Manchester Museum: 23 The stela of Pawerem is brought to our attention by Campbell Price.

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A Predynastic Chieftain? Maria Nilsson and John Ward examine the rock art surrounding a famous scene at Shatt elRigal, north of Gebel el-Silsila.

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The Desert Birds of Gebel el-Silsila John Wyatt joins Maria Nilsson and John Ward to identify the bird images carved in the rocks of the important excavation site.

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The Brain in Ancient Egypt The ancient medical practitioners understood the importance of the brain, says Ira Rampil.

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Per Mesut: for Younger Readers Hilary Wilson provides a Summer Reading List for Covid-19 lockdown.

Maps of Egypt and Timeline 4 Competition 50 Book Reviews 56 How to Subscribe 62

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Readers’ Letters

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July/August 2020 VOLUME 20, NO. 6: ISSUE NO. 120

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