In Brief

In Brief contains short articles, book and exhibition reviews and reports. Instead of being issued in regular editions we add new items to In Brief as we receive them.
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Edition - July, 2014

Queen Duathathor-Henuttawy (21st Dynasty), Wife of King Pinedjem I

Queen Duathathor-Henuttawy (21st Dynasty), Wife of King Pinedjem I

 By Kate Phizackerley. Published on Egyptological, In Brief.  June 16th 2014 I have a fascination with the queens of ancient Egypt. If the popular literature is to be believed, only Hatshepsut and Cleopatra were of any particular interest, with other queens relegated to mere adjuncts to their husbands or fathers. I have previously written about […] [more…]

Edition - June, 2014

Brian Alm's decoder for Greek terms

Brian Alm’s decoder for Greek terms

Further to his previous article, Brian Alm has very kindly responded to a number of requests for a decoder for Greek terms by sending the following tables for readers. [more…]

Photographing the Past - The Gaddis Legacy

Photographing the Past – The Gaddis Legacy

By Kate Gingell.  Published on In Brief, Egyptological, 20th March 2014   During my many visits to Luxor I have always visited the Gaddis Bookshop to browse through all the old photographs and cameras. Until my last visit in November 2013 I did not know the history of the shop nor the story behind the […] [more…]

Nebamun hunting in the marshes

The paintings from the lost tomb-chapel of Nebamun

The paintings from the tomb of Nebamun are justifiably famous for their beauty and incredible dynamism. The British Museum purchased the panels that it has in 1821 . They were located by a Greek tomb robber named Giovanni d’Athanasi, who worked as an agent for Henry Salt in Luxor. Unfortunately d’Athanasi was angered by the finder’s fee offered and he refused to give up the location of the tomb from where the panels had been removed. The location of the chapel remains unknown to this day. [more…]

Edition - February, 2014

Ancient Egyptian Cosmetic Spoons of the New Kingdom

Ancient Egyptian Cosmetic Spoons of the New Kingdom

I was in the Louvre in Paris recently and was impressed by the exhibit of cosmetic spoons, so beautifully carved and so sinuously expressive. Although they are usually referred to as cosmetic, ointment or unguent spoons, their function has never been definitively established and they come in a variety of forms. This short article is a brief introduction to a much wider topic. [more…]