Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Edition 5 of Egyptological Magazine is published.  See my comprehensive editorial for full details.  Enjoy.  The next edition - Edition 6 - is tentatively planned for 31st May because we are aiming for every two to three months, although this one was less than six weeks.  If you have any material for that or Edition 7 (mid-August?) then please do get in touch. 


Anyway, back to Edition 5 which is available now.  For fans of Ancient Egypt there is a lot in it.  We don't want to just write about tombs and temples so the content is very diverse.  For the subject area of this blog, there is another set of photos of the Valley of the Kings from Heidi Kontkanen, a review of a guide book for the West Bank tombs and temples, and a review of two books of Harry Burton photos.  Sometime I really ought to write a biography of the man - although hopefully Gary Beuk will beat me to it. This time he has offered the second half of his piece on Arthur Weigall. 

Oh and Akhenaten crops up in a surprising place in this edition.  He isn't in the title of any article but he is in there somewhere if you look ...


PS  I have promised to review Memphis and the Ptolemies for Edition 6 and write an article about one of the less well known pyramids.  So for me that is great - a lot of Memphis and stretching across the Dynastic period.

Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Tuesday, April 03, 2012

http://m.io9.com/5897169/dna-reveals-that-cows-were-almost-impossible-to-domesticate

Not Egypt as such but very interesting, as is the date of domestication, and unless cattle were shipped by sea, domesticated herds must have reached Egypt via Sinai and the Delta.

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