Early nights, wet weather, best time to stay in with a cup of tea and read the new issue of Egyptian Archaeology. Our autumn issue again shows the breadth of work supported by the EES, geographically – from the Delta to the Third Nile Cataract in Sudan – but equally in terms of subject matter, ranging from fieldwork to archival, conservation and training activities. It also demonstrates the support of our members and friends: More than £25,000 in donations were given to the Society in response to a call for support of our project to rehouse the EES’ collection of glass-plate negatives. More than five thousand of these fragile and irreplaceable photographic artefacts from the earliest days of the Society’s fieldwork in Egypt have now been preserved for future generations. A big and heartful ‘thank you’ for your generosity!

We are just as delighted to report on other teams’ and researchers’ work done in recent months: Carina van den Hoven for the Leiden Mission offers a fascinating account on tomb reuse in New Kingdom Thebes; Christian Leitz and Hisham el-Leithy bring the pronaos of the temple of Esna back to splendidly colourful life; Bérangère Redon delves into the history of wine-making at the Late Period / Ptolemaic town of Plinthine; Dietrich Raue and his colleagues summarise the archaeological and iconographic research done on the colossal statue of Psamtik I discovered two years ago in Heliopolis; and Paola Davoli presents an intriguing and rare artefact from the oasis site of Dimeh es-Seba – an architectural model of the Soknopaios temple, found in the very temple it represents.

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Contents

New investigations on the Third Cataract in Sudan, Cédric Gobeil and Stephanie Boonstra

The sixth Delta Survey Workshop, Penelope Wilson

The Delta Survey: recent work in Kafr el-Sheikh and Beheira, Israel Hinojosa-Balino, Elena Tiribilii, Penelope Wilson

Space and memory: tomb reuse in New Kingdom Thebes, Carina van den Hoven

The ancient colours of Esna return, Hisham el-Leithy, Christian Leitz and Daniel von Recklinghausen

An Egyptian grand cru: wine production in Plinthine, Bérangere Redon

Psamtik I in Heliopolis, Aiman Ashmawy, Simon Connor and Dietrich Raue

The contra-temple of Soknopaios and its architectural model, Paola Davoli

Rehousing the EES glass-plate negatives, Stephanie Boonstra and Alix Robinson