The latest results in Egyptology
The latest research in the field of Egyptology is now arriving at the homes of subscribers around the world. Volume 107 of the Journal of Egyptian Archaeology includes an article by Támas Bács on the Chief Draughtsman of Deir el-Medina, Amenhotep, son of Amunnakhte, an investigation of the ancient manufacture of the British Museum’s Graeco-Roman Funerary Masks by Marie Vandenbeusch, Daniel O’Flynn, and Benjamin Moreno, and an article by Muhammad Ragab examining the veneration of Amun-Re in graffiti in the Valley of the Kings. Also in this issue are the first two articles prepared in tandem with the JEA’s MESA scheme; again, a big thank you to the generous support of the EES Patrons for the funding and implementation of this valuable mentorship programme.
You might think that you can never have too many fascinating articles but, thanks to a mix up at our publishers, some subscribers have reported receiving two copies of the JEA this year. EES Director Carl Graves likened this phenomenon to London busses – you wait for one and then two arrive at once! Our publisher has apologised for this mix up and assured us that they will not be charging the Society or our members for their error. If you were lucky enough to receive two copies, you are welcome to gift the second to a friend or colleague (some sneaky promotion of the EES is never a bad thing!) or donate to a library or book shop. If you prefer to send the copy to our London Office then our address is: The EES, 3 Doughty Mews, London, WC1N 2PG though we are unable to refund your postage costs.
Not received your copy yet? Don’t worry, these should be with you shortly but don’t forget that if you have subscribed for the JEA-combo then you can also access the full volume on the SAGE portal too: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ega.
Left: Figure 8 from M. Nuzzolo ‘The Palermo Stone and Its Associated Fragments: New Discoveries on the Oldest Royal Annals of Ancient Egypt’, JEA 107 (2021). © The Palermo Stone Project & M. Osman photography (courtesy of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo).
One of the articles is an interesting re-examination of the Palermo Stone, one of the most famous historical documents from ancient Egypt, and its associated fragments (Cairo Fragments 1 to 5) by Massimiliano Nuzzolo. Nuzzolo includes brand new photographs of the amazing black basalt inscribed annals, which are best viewed online where you will find colour versions of the images printed in the physical Journal. In order to keep the price of the Journal low it is only printed in black and white, but you will find high resolution colour versions in the online platform: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/ega.