08 Jan 2024

The latest results in Egyptology

Volume 109 of the JEA is now arriving with subscribers

The latest research in the field of Egyptology is now arriving at the homes of subscribers around the world. Volume 109 of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology includes articles discussing Ramesside tomb and temple robbers, sifting through archives to publish forgotten excavations, examinations of rain gutters, stamped amphorae, and tower houses, and much more.

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Rain gutters on the porch of the Meketra tomb model (© Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) - photo featured in Aneta Skalec's article Rain Gutters in Ancient Egyptian Private Houses.

Additionally, Khaled Hassan presents Funerary Objects and an Intact Secondary Burial in the Early Ramesside Tomb of Iurokhy at Saqqara as part of the Mentoring for Egyptian and Sudanese Authors (MESA) scheme, which was initiated in 2020 and has been generously funded by our Patron Giving Circle. MESA receives enthusiastic feedback from authors, mentors, reviewers, and readers, alike. Since its inception, all concluded mentorships led to the anticipated publication – thus, the success rate of the programme is 100%. MESA is globally unique in academic publishing to this day. Being able to bring members of the global Egyptological community together and help tear down persisting inequalities fills us with pride.

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MESA mentee Khaled Hassan measuring a stela in the tomb of Ptahemwia at Saqqara (photo: Khaled Hassan).

A new style guide for the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology was launched in 2022 to make the journal more inclusive and accessible for both authors and readers. The new style – which is used for the first time in the second part of volume 109 – allows for clearer referencing in footnotes and adds a bibliography to the articles. Authors will find that this will increase visibility and citations of their work, while readers can identify bibliographic references more easily and will benefit from an improved flow of text. We trust that this revision will be effective in making the JEA more inclusive and accessible to an even wider range of authors and readers.

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A snippet from the references section of Anna Stevens, et al.'s latest report on the excavations at Tell el-Amarna.

With the initiatives outlined above we hope to help empower global scholars working in Egyptology and related fields. 

Not received your copy yet? Don’t worry, these should be with you shortly but don’t forget that if you have subscribed to the JEA with your EES membership, then you will have access to the full volume (as well as any back issues) online too: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ega. Please do contact us if you think you should have recieved your print copy. 

Not yet a member? Join the EES here and make sure to select the JEA combo or online add-on to read this latest research in Egyptology.

Happy reading!