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From our Egypt Correspondent

Ayman Wahby Taher with the latest news from Egypt and details of a new museum at Saqqara.


October/November 2006 VOLUME 7, NO 2: ISSUE NO. 38 EDITOR: Robert B. Partridge, 6 Branden Drive Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8EJ, UK Tel. 01565 754450 Email ASSISTANT EDITOR: Peter Phillips CONSULTANT EDITOR: Professor Rosalie David, OBE EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Victor Blunden, Peter Robinson, Hilary Wilson EGYPT CORRESPONDENT Ayman Wahby Taher PUBLISHED BY: Empire Publications, 1 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 1HW, UK Tel: 0161 872 3319 Fax: 0161 872 4721 ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER: Michael Massey Tel. 0161 928 2997 SUBSCRIPTIONS: Mike Hubbard PRINTED BY: Warners (Midlands) plc, The Maltings, Manor Lane, BOURNE, Lincolnshire, PE10 9PH, UK DESIGN AND SETTING: Peartree Publishing and Design, 56 Albert St, Manchester M11 3SU, UK FRONT COVER DESIGNED BY: David Soper Main image: Face of a coffin from tomb KV63. Photo: courtesy of the University of Memphis Mission. TRADE DISTRIBUTION THROUGH: Diamond Magazine Distribution Ltd. Rye Wharf Road, Harbour Road, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7TE, UK Tel: 01797 225229 Fax: 01797 225657 ISSN: 1470 9990

Friends of Nekhen News


Renée Friedman looks at the presence of Nubians in the city at Hierakonpolis, and their lives there, as revealed in the finds from their tombs.


The New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings

The fourth update on the recent discovery and the final clearance of the small chamber.


ANOTHER new tomb in the Valley of the Kings?

Nicholas Reeves reveals the latest news on the possibility of another tomb in the Royal Valley.


Royal Mummies on view in the Egyptian Museum

A brief report on the opening of the second mummy room in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.

The Ancient Stones Speak


Pam Scott, in the first of three major articles, gives a practical guide to enable AE readers to read and understand the ancient texts written on temple and tomb walls, statues and stelae.

The Rekhyt Bird


Kenneth Griffin explains how the many representations of the lapwing are much more than a simple image of a bird; they have a more significant meaning.


Per Mesut: for younger readers

In this edition, Hilary Wilson looks at pomegranates.


From the Editor Maps of Egypt Timeline Bits and Pieces Readers’ Letters Subscribers’ Competition Winners 4 4, 5 5 6 52 55 Subscribe Back Issues Book Reviews Egyptology Society Details Events Diary Netfishing 56 57 58 62 64 67

ANCIENT EGYPT October/November 2006