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Egypt Exploration Society

The Egypt Exploration Society (EES) has recently heard that, in two years’ time, it will lose its funding from the British Academy. The EES is one of the oldest British archaeological societies, founded in 1882 and celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2007. Its main premises (Offices, Library and Archive) are in London with a small […]


Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt Joyce Tyldesley, Thames and Hudson, £19.95 How powerful were women in Ancient Egypt? To judge by the number of queens that are known, many of them were surprisingly powerful. In the New Kingdom (1539-1096 BC), as Egypt became the richest land of the Mediterranean world, Queen consorts maintained a […]


Egypt: Cemetery of Zoser

The excavations at a fashionable Old Kingdom cemetery lying just behind the step pyramid of Zoser, Saqqara, Egypt

100 Hieroglyphs

Let us learn a few hieroglyphs. Let us start with a straight line. This obviously means ‘land’ because in Egypt all the land that is worth talking about is the flood plain of the Nile, which is more or less dead flat. Let us then add three dots below our straight line: these represent the […]

In Search of Desert Glass

CWA look into the origins of the unique and beautiful yellow-green glass that has been produced in the Egyptian Sahara for thousands of years


Nigel Hetherington guides us through the latest developments at the Valley of the Kings

Tomb of Senneferi

How did a high-class Egyptian tomb work? All is revealed at the tomb of Senneferi who lived at the height of the New Kingdom at around 1420

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