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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Egyptian Archaeology 55 is out | Egypt Exploration Society

Egyptian Archaeology 55 is out

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

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 done or 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. 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.

Members receive EA as part of their membership, but you can also buy copies in our webshop.


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