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NILE #19, APRIL-maY 2019-SAMPLE PAGES

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Tutankhamun's Treasures
After wowing sellout crowds in Los Angeles, Tutankhamun’s world tour continues. This time, the blockbuster exhibition hits Paris. We take a close look at more of the stunning pieces from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Women of Power and Influence
The first article in a three-part series on the remarkable royal women of ancient Egypt who, out of duty or ambition, stepped beyond the ancient world’s traditional roles and shaped Egypt’s history.

Queens of Egypt
A new National Geographic exhibition in Washington, D.C., showcases Egypt’s powerful women: from the founding queen of the New Kingdom, Ahmose-Nefertari, to Egypt’s last queen and reigning pharaoh, Cleopatra.

A New Tomb & A New Queen
Excavations at South Saqqara have unearthed a fabulously-decorated 5th Dynasty tomb. The Egyptian-Czech mission has also discovered the owner of a large pyramid there; it belongs to a previously unknown queen!

Bubastis
The history and development of the city of Bubastis, the main cult centre of the cat goddess Bastet.

Hatnub and the Great Pyramid
How research by Roland Enmarch led to a discovery that could offer clues to how the Great Pyramid was constructed.

Marsh Birds of the Gods
The last article in a four-part series on bird symbolism in ancient Egypt. Lesley Jackson takes a look at the waterbirds that inhabited Egypt’s marshes.

Plus, the Nile Crossword and lots more! Enjoy!

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NILE #18, feb-mar 2019-SAMPLE PAGES

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Finding Nefertiti
What if we told you that Nefertiti WAS buried in Tutankhamun's tomb after all? But where is her mummy now—and what relationship did she have with the elusive Smenkhkare?

2018's Top Discoveries
Ancient Egypt made plenty of headlines last year: from the Big Black Sarcophagus, to the revelation that there was no hidden chamber in Tutankhamun's tomb after all. But what were the most significant discoveries of the year?

Discovering Abu Simbel
A brilliantly-illustrated, guided tour.

Is Ramesses III overrated?
Ramesses III is sometimes described as Egypt’s last great pharaoh. So why did his reign end in murder and an attempted coup?

The Bent Pyramid
It’s one of Egypt’s oldest pyramids, and still one of the least understood. Why the bend? Why the two entrances? Some of the answers are in this issue.

Animals in Magic and Medicine
The ancient Egyptians were famous for their medical knowledge. Did they learn it initially from observing animals  (and sacrificing them)?

Ptolemy I
The Ptolemaic Dynasty is famed for its last ruler, Queen Cleopatra VII. But what do we know about the man who created it?

Plus, the Nile Crossword and lots more!

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NILE #17, DEC 2018-JAN 2019-SAMPLE PAGES

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Finding Nefertiti
What if we told you that Nefertiti WAS buried in Tutankhamun's tomb after all? But where is her mummy now—and what relationship did she have with the elusive Smenkhkare?

The Antiquities Museum in the Library of Alexandria
It's fitting that while building the new Library of Alexandria, a number of fabulous antiquities were unearthed that became part of the collection! The director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Antiquities Museum shows us some of his favourite pieces. 

The Benu & the Phoenix
Love hieroglyphs? There are LOTS in this article. Meet Benu—the Egyptian bird of resurrection—through the hieroglyphic texts of the ancient Egyptians themselves. And find out if the Benu was the inspiration for the legendary phoenix.. 

Gods of Egypt
Images to make you go wow! "Gods of Egypt" is a new exhibition now showing at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. Explore some of the most spectacular artworks from across Europe. 

Tanis
In this first chapter of a five-part series on royal residences in the eastern Nile Delta, Egyptologist Dr. Nicky Nielsen explores Tanis; its fascinating history, its abandonment and rediscovery..

Plus, The Nile Crossword, Looking Back and lots more.

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NILE #16, OCT-NOV 2018-SAMPLE PAGES

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In this issue:

Tomb Robbery and Coffin Reuse
Was a coffin really meant for eternity? Was all tomb robbery a lawless abhorrence? We look at Kara Cooney’s study into “legal” coffin reuse. (Spoiler alert: there’s a lot of it!) 

Kleopatra Selene
The melodrama of Cleopatra VII’s political and not-so-private life has been well explored. What is less well known is that Cleopatra and Mark Antony had three children, including a daughter, Kleopatra Selene. 

The Unlucky Mummy
So, you think you know the story of the Unlucky Mummy? Think again. We explore the myths and the surprising truth about THAT mummy board. 

Spirit Birds
Not only could Egypt’s birds represent a specific deity, but also a number of concepts that were crucial to the Egyptians enjoying a successful afterlife. 

The Royal Tombs
In this final abridged instalment of Aidan Dodson’s The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt, the New Kingdom pharaohs embrace Senwosret III’s innovation, separate their tombs and temples, and head underground. 

What's New?
Alexandria’s “Big Black Sarcophagus” surprises with some impressed gold sheets, and the world’s oldest cheese yet discovered turns out to be the real evil.

Plus, The Nile Crossword (NEW!), Looking Back and lots more.

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NILE #15, aug-sept 2018-SAMPLE PAGES

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In this issue:

Golden Treasures of the Pharaohs
Gold. For the Egyptians it was proof that eternity was real. We feature some spectacular golden treasures from Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, now on show at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.

Nefertiti's Wedding.
What are the clues in Tutankhamun's tomb that point to the union between Nefertiti and her king?

That Black Sarcophagus.
For 17 days in July, the Twittersphere obsessed over an ominous, black sarcophagus that had been unearthed in Alexandria. Was there an ancient evil inside? The truth turned out to be far nastier.

Life in a Pyramid Builders' Town.
One site more than any other gives us a unique insight into the lives of those who built and maintained a pyramid: that of Lahun, built by King Senwosret II around 1870 B.C.

Seti I's strange bedfellows.
Ever since the discovery of his tomb, Seti I has been bizarrely associated with pseudo-archaeology and mysticism, which have dogged the memory of one of Egypt’s greatest rulers.

A Pharaoh's Legacy.
King Ptolemy II could never have guessed what his greatest gift to Egypt would be.

Plus, The Nile Quiz, Looking Back and lots more.

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NILE #14, JUNE-JULY 2018-SAMPLE PAGES

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In this issue:

The Face of Nefertiti?
The head of a mummy dubbed the “Younger Lady” was recently scanned and modelled. It’s a remarkable portrait, but is it Nefertiti? We look at the cases for and against the connection.

Tutankhamun's tomb: The final scan results.
There's nothing there! Read the official announcement.

The North Wall of Tutankhamun's tomb: The New Interpretation.
Does the lack of hidden chambers mean that Tutankhamun’s tomb is out of surprises? Far from it. In fact, Nicholas Reeves was on the right track. We reveal that KV 62 WAS built for Nefertiti after all.

Luxor Temple's New Face.
Another of Ramesses II's colossal statues stands again. Or should that be "Amenhotep III's colossal statue"?

The Royal Tombs—Part Four: The Middle Kingdom.
After a century in the wilderness, royal pyramids are back—but not as we knew them.

The Celestial Dung Beetle.
What is it about the humble scarab that led the ancient Egyptians to make it the most popular amulet in Egyptian history?

Plus, The Nile Quiz, Looking Back and lots more.

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NILE #12, FEB-MAR 2018-SAMPLE PAGES

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In this issue:

The Nile Top 5. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities described 2017 as “the year of discoveries”. So what were the Top 5 discoveries of 2017?

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh. We feature some of the spectacular pieces from the new exhibition.

Did Cleopatra really die of a snake bite?

Aidan Dodson’s The Royal Tombs of Ancient Egypt. The pyramids get smaller, but the funerary complexes grow as we enter the 5th and 6th Dynasties.

Three things that might surprise you about Giovanni Belzoni, Sir John Soane and the sarcophagus of Seti I. Plus, we discover the original beauty of Seti I’s tomb via an incredible recreation at the Antikenmuseum Basel.

Snakes weren’t always the bad guys. In ancient Egypt, they were often revered. So what happened?

Thutmose IV is often forgotten, sandwiched as he is by the great warrior king Amenhotep II, and the “sun king”, Amenhotep III. Yet it may be that this king’s legacy outshone them both. We might well ask: would there have been an Akhenaten without a Thutmose IV?

Plus, The Nile Quiz and lots more! 

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