Press report: "Chicago Natural History Museum's X-Rays Look Well into Past"
"The bundle of bandages purchased by the Field Museum in 1925 was supposed
to be a mummified cat ... anthropologists uncovered the truth through
digital X-ray technology: The mummified artifact is a circa 500 B.C.
Anthony Spalinger, War in Ancient Egypt: The New Kingdom, Blackwell Publishing 2004/2005; 5 ill., 312 pp. Hardback ISBN 1405113715, USD64.95/GBP60; Paperback, ISBN 1405113723,
"This book is an introduction to the war machine of New Kingdom Egypt. (...) Highlights new technological developments, such as the use of chariots and siege technology. Considers the socio-political aspects of warfare, particularly the rise to power of a new group
of men. Evaluates the military effectiveness of the Egyptian state, looking at the logistics of warfare during this period. "
Table of contents, plus Chapter 1 as free sample (31 pages!, in PDF, 1 MB) available at:
[Submitted by Willow Polson (firstname.lastname@example.org)]
* Willeke Wendrich, The World According to Basketry. An ethno-archaeological interpretation of basketry production in Egypt. Leiden 1999, 492 pp., numerous drawings and photographs, and a one-hour video-tape. Price 20.42 euro, excl. postage and handling costs. ISBN 90-5789-035-6. May be ordered with email@example.com
"On the basis of two different archaeological sites, namely Tell el-'Amarna in Middle Egypt (about 1350 BC), and Qasr Ibrim in Nubia (mainly third century BC to sixth century AD), this book deals with the production of basketry in ancient Egypt. Use is also made of a study of
contemporary basket makers in Middle Egypt and New Nubia. The book first deals with the technical aspects of basketry production, and subsequently with the wider world of basket makers. The book is accompanied by a video-tape which illustrates the findings presented in the written presentation."
Seeing the presence of ancient mummification in the Chilean area, the online issues of Chungará, The Journal of Chilean Anthropology, also contain several Egyptological articles (short, in HTML) about diseases & analysis of mummies, and conservation &display of mummies. [The two articles by Bob Brier will also appeal to a more general audience.]
** Chungará (Arica), Jan. 2000, vol.32, no.1:
[Eds. Deleted several lines here from the original correspondence. Suffice it to say there are several papers here of interest. Highly recommended link to click.]
Two overview articles in English: [submitted by Michael Tilgner]
-- "Cleopatra VII" by Robert S. Bianchi (2 pages, in PDF, 46kB):
-- "Hairstyles" by Lyn Green (4 pages, in PDF, 58kB):
These are promotional samples from 'The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt' (2001).
Online version of: Sara Casciati, Ronaldo I. Borja, Dynamic FE analysis of South Memnon Colossus including 3D soil-foundation-structure interaction, in: Computers and Structures, vol. 82 pp. 1719-1736 (2004)
"A full three-dimensional dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI) analysis of a famous landmark in Luxor, Egypt, the South Memnon Colossus, is performed to investigate the response of this historical monument to seismic excitation. ... These studies are useful for future conservation efforts of this historical landmark, and more specifically for
designing possible retrofit measures for the fractured base to prevent potential collapse of the monument from overturning during an earthquake." - pdf-file: 980 KB
End of EEF news
Email from A.J. Veldmeijer on the new issue of PalArch:
The PalArch Foundation is happy to inform you that the new issue of the Netherlands webbased scientific journal www.PalArch.nl is now online with 1 paper on archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology
http://www.palarch.nl/Archaeology/archaeology.htm, the proceedings of the Flemish-Dutch Egyptologists meeting
http://www.palarch.nl/Archaeology/proceedings.htm, and various book reviews http://www.palarch.nl/Non_scientific/bookreview.htm.
The PalArch Foundation's Newsletter, with news on the Foundation as well as the references of the publications can be found at http://www.palarch.nl/Non_scientific/newslettermember.htm. To open the pdf-file you need a password (see http://www.palarch.nl/information.htm, 3.6).
Topics of this Newsletter concerning Egypt are:
News on the activities of the PalArch Foundation Egypt in photographs (Z. Kosc)
Proceedings of the first Annual Meeting of Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontologists, 10 December, 2004, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands (H.J.M. Meijer)
The ancient Egyptian collection at the National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh (L.-A. Liddiard)
Finally, www.PalArch.nl is calling for papers and monographs (see