Africa

Mons Claudianus, Egypt

Two quarries in Egypt’s Eastern Desert supplied much of the best building stone for imperial Rome

Mons Porphyrites, Egypt

Two quarries in Egypt’s eastern desert supplied much of the best building material for Imperial Rome

Egyptology Books Round-Up

The publication of eight books simultaneously is a major event and eight books have recently been published by University College London (UCL) Press on Egyptology. However, these are not like any previous books on Egyptology, and it is tempting to say that they tell us more about UCL and its Director, Peter Ucko, than they […]

Aksum

One of the first civilisations to be converted to Christanity: but what was there before Christanity?

Tales from Ancient Egypt

Tales from Ancient Egypt Joyce Tyldesley, Rutherford Press, £8.50 In the beginning nothing existed but the terrible, swirling waters of chaos. There was no land and there was no sky. No gods, no people, no light, no warmth, no time and no death. Only the dangerous, endless waters. But deep within that dark sea there […]

Sudan

In September the British Museum will be launching a major new exhibition on Sudan. We take a sneak-preview

Mo’alla, Egypt

Re-excavation of the tombof Ankhtyfy, an Egyptian warlord in the First Intermediate Period, 2100 BC

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt

Burial Customs in Ancient Egypt: Life in Death for Rich and Poor Wolfram Grajetzki, Gerald Duckworth & Co., £14.99 Wolfram Grajetzki’s comprehensive little book aims to document the burial customs of Ancient Egypt across five millennia. He opens with a look at the graves of the early Egyptian farmers who lived and died some seven […]

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