Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, February 27, 2012

The latest edition of Egyptological is out and as always it is free to read online. It's a real bumper edition as well.  The editorial will give you the full listing but we have articles in the Journal, Magazine as well as shorter In Brief pieces.

Horemheb fans are particularly well-served as Andrea Byrnes and I both have articles about the King.  I have written about the contents of tomb KV57 in the Valley of the Kings.  Finishing that was why I have been quiet here for the past ten days.  Andrea has written about a lecture given by Professor Geoffrey Martin on his re-excavation of KV57.

Not in Egyptological but continuing the treats for those interested in Horemheb, there is a video of a symposium on the king.   My thanks to Nick Reeves for forwarding this which I held back mentioning until our Horemheb material was published.

Nehmes-Bastest is not overlooked in the new Egyptological edition.  Andrea has written an article setting the context of the 22nd Dynasty. It is a masterwork.  She has done great work in condensing down such a complex period into something coherent and eminently readable.

Those interested in religion are also well-served by the new edition.  Brian Alm has continued his excellent article about the religion of Ancient Egypt as well as adding a companion piece on the gods of the underworld.   Howard Middleton-Jones takes a different angle and looks at how Egyptian temple design may have influenced the design and layout of Coptic churches.

Garry Beuk ties in with the Horemheb theme with his contribution.  He presents the first of a two part mini-series on the famous Egyptologist Arthur Weigall who was one of the first people into tomb KV57 when it was discovered in 1908 and whose writings were invaluable for my own article.  I am sure that Gary;s work on the old Egyptologists will be ever-more popular.

Maintaining our international theme,Porin Šćukanec Rezniček has written about the mummies in the Zagreb musem.  I really appreciate articles about museums I have never visited - a reminder that we really do welcome contributions to Egyptological.  In fact we need them if Egyptological is to continue so if you think you might have something to contribute please take a look at how to participate.

The academic side has not been overlooked.  Etienne Vande Walle continues to demonstrate his expertise in the area of Egyptian law and judicial practice but this time he focuses on a tomb - that of Mereruka at Saqqara.  Regular contributor Barbara O'Neill laments the lack of distance learning options and has compiled a detailed table of the Egyptology course presently available in the UK.  It is a must read for anybody wanting to formally study the period.

All of that is combined with further book reviews and briefer articles - don't forget to look for them in In Brief.  And of course there are new photo albums too which are always a delight.

I could say so much more about this edition but this would become an article in itself, so please head over to Egyptological and enjoy the feast.  And if you can write something for us, or have photograps to contribute, we would be very grateful.


Anonymous said...

Great link! I think Nicholas Reeves part was especially interesting as he suggests Horemhab's tomb may have been used to not only house the recoffined remains of that pharaoh but several others as well. Four skulls were found so at least 4 people were burried there. Horemhab being one could his immediate predecessor Aye be another? That still leaves two skull unaccounted for. Im hoping they were not for Akhnaten and Neferneferuaten(-Nefertiti).


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