Between 1987 and 1990 the EES published a 'Newsletter', scanned copies of which are now available here. The 'Newsletter' was so well-received by members that in 1991 the EES started publishing a colour magazine to present EES and other fieldwork and research in Egypt to members and other readers in an attractive, easy-to-read and well-illustrated format. Originally EA appeared annually, was only 32 pages long and only partly in colour. It proved to be very popular and since 2000 the magazine has been published twice a year - in spring and autumn - and each issue has 44 full-coloured pages. The Editorial Policy for EA can be downloaded here.
Previous Editors of EA were Michael Murphy, John Taylor, who still serves on the Editorial Board, and, from 1996 to 2014, Patricia Spencer, former Director of the Society. Current Board members are Peter Clayton, David Jeffreys, John J Johnston, Chris Naunton, and Alice Stevenson. The current Editor is Jan Geisbusch, Publications Manager of the EES. News relating to EA can also be found on the Egyptian Archaeology blog.
All full Members of the EES receive copies of EA on publication. To be sure of not missing an issue, join the Society now. The individual sales price is £5.95.
Most issues of EA contain eight to ten main articles, written by eminent Egyptologists or archaeological specialists, on current excavations, surveys and research in Egypt, and occasionally the Sudan. The work of the EES features prominently but the magazine also has articles by other researchers and Field Directors. All articles are in English, giving colleagues abroad a chance to publish summaries of their work in another language and reach a wider audience.
Each issue also has regular features: ‘Bookshelf’ with reviews of popular Egyptological books, and ‘Digging Diary’ which includes brief summaries of some of the many archaeological projects happening in Egypt.
Contributors: Please see our notes for contributors to the EA.
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Egyptian Archaeology 45
EA 45 will be mailed to EES members at the end of November 2014. In her final editorial Patricia Spencer reviews the history of EA and its current standing within Egyptology. The issue includes an update on the latest EES project to house, conserve and make accessible the contents of the Lucy Gura Archive, a report on a new EES expedition to Tell Buweib and an article by Kathryn Howley which was part-funded by an EES Centenary Award, in addition to a list of current EES Patrons. The front cover features the restored face of a Twenty-Second Dynasty coffin found in KV 40.
The main articles are:
Carl Graves and Maria Rodriguez Rubin, Access all areas - The EES Archive online
Jeffrey and Patricia Spencer, A New Kingdom temple in the Delta
Judith Bunbury and Salima Ikram, Kharga Oasis: a Saharan patchwork of lakes
Kathryn Howley, Disaster at Nuri
Susanne Bickel and Elina Paulin-Grothe, KV 40: a burial place for the royal entourage
Gregory Marouard, Kom el-Dahab interpreted
Sylvie Weens, Living above Luxor temple
Lucia E Diaz-Iglesias Llanos and Daniel M Mendez Rodriguez, Digital epigraphy of the temple of Debod
Digging Diary, once again four pages long, includes brief reports on fieldwork carried out in Egypt between November 2013 and June 2014.
Bookshelf contains the following reviews:
William H Peck, The Material World of Ancient Egypt. Reviewed by Aidan Dodson.
Thomas Schneider, Ancient Egypt Investigated. 101 Important Questions and Intriguing Answers. Reviewed by Marianne Eaton-Krauss
John Baines, High Culture and Experience in Ancient Egypt. Reviewed by Martin Bommas
Kathleen L Sheppard, The Life of Margaret Alice Murray. A Woman's Work in Archaeology. Reviewed by Rosalind Janssen
Egyptian Archaeology 44
The Editorial in EA 44, published in March, contains an appeal to Field Directors to send regular reports for ‘Digging Diary’. There is also an announcement by Liam McNamara of the forthcoming Discovering Tutankhamun exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and details of staff changes at the EES London Office, by Chris Naunton.
The main articles are:
Manfred Bietak and Eva Lange Tell Basta: the palace of the Middle Kingdom
Joanne Rowland Documenting the Qufti archaeological workforce
David Jeffreys Egyptian colleagues at Saqqara (and elsewhere)
Francesco Tiradritti Of kilns and corpses: Theban plague victims
Miguel Á Molinero-Polo Two enigmatic graffiti
Myriam Seco Álvarez The Temple of Millions of Years of Tuthmosis III
Sylvie Weens Between myth and reality: the Andraos family collection
Christophe Thiers Armant: recent discoveries at the temple of Montu-Re (for a summary see here)
Harco Willems Deir el-Barsha: the tomb of Djehutinakht (III?)
Hourig Sourouzian Recent work in the temple of Amenhotep III
Digging Diary for 2013 is only two pages in this issue as many expeditions which had planned to work in the autumn had to postpone or cancel their seasons to comply with travel advice issued by many governments.
Aidan Dodson, Afterglow of Empire. Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. Reviewed by David Aston
David Gange, Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922. Reviewed by Alice Williams
Bob Brier, Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs. Reviewed by Aidan Dodson
John M Adams, The Millionaire and the Mummies: Theodore Davis’s Gilded Age in the Valley of the Kings. Reviewed by Nicholas Reeves
Egyptian Archaeology 43
EA 43 was published in October 2013. The first pages, as usual, contain news of EES activities since the previous issue of EA appeared, including the editorial by Patricia Spencer on Nile Delta Research; a review of the Society's role in Egypt by the EES Director, Chris Naunton; David Jeffreys' summary of the photographs in the Hasiballah album; photographs of recent EES events, and a list of current EES Patrons.
The main articles are:
Angus Graham and Kristian Strutt Ancient Theban temple and palace landscapes
Timothy Sandiford Ptolemaic houses at Abydos
José F Alonso García The tomb of Horimin
Robert Bianchi From a tomb at Haragah to St Louis, Missouri
Francesco Tiradritti The cenotaph of Harwa: archaism and innovation
Miroslav Bárta A new family cemetery at Abu Sir South
Mariusz Drzewiecki Fortress Commandants of the kingdom of Kush
Claude Traunecker and Isabelle Régen The funerary palace of Padiamenope at Thebes
Silvia Einaudi and Daniel Werning TT33: the Book of the Dead and the Book of Caverns
Sylvain Dhennin and Bérangère Redon Plinthine on Lake Mareotis. Inset box: Marie-Françoise Boussac The identification of Kom el-Nugus as Plinthine
Otto J Schaden and Earl L Ertman KV 63: the glass inlay decoration on Iny’s coffin
Digging Diary includes reports on many of the fieldwork projects active in Egypt in late 2012 and early 2013.
Glenn Janes, The Shabti Collections, 5: A selection from the Manchester Museum. Reviewed by Aidan Dodson
Barry J. Kemp. The City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Amarna and its People. Reviewed by Marianne Eaton-Krauss
Bill Manley, Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete Beginners. Reviewed by Joanna Kyffin
Chris Elliott, Egypt in England. Reviewed by John Tait
Cathie Bryan, Walk like an Egyptian in Kensal Green Cemetery. Reviewed by John Tait
Egyptian Archaeology 42
EA 42 was published in March 2013. The EES ‘news’ section at the front includes a summary by the EES Director, Chris Naunton, of his report to the Society’s 2012 AGM, Patricia Spencer’s editorial on the Amelia Edwards Projects and a personal recollection by David Jeffreys of Margaret Drower who died on 11 November 2012, see also here. The EES Chair Aidan Dodson contributes a short piece on the restoration of the gravestones of Sarah Belzoni, and there are photographs of recent EES events, as well as a list of current EES Patrons.
The main articles are:
Eva Lange, The Old Kingdom temples and cemeteries of Bubastis
Ute Rummel, Ramesside tomb-temples at Dra Abu el-Naga
Philippa Ryan and Neal Spencer, Diet and plant-use at Amara West
Robert Schiestl and Tomasz Herbich, Kom el-Gir in the western Delta
Chloé Ragazzoli and Elizabeth Frood, Writing on the wall: two graffiti projects in Luxor
Campbell Price, Displaying Egypt and Sudan at the Manchester Museum
Maria Helena Trinidade Lopes, The Apries Palace Project
Martina Ullmann, Wadi es-Sebua: the temple of Amenhotep III
Garry J Shaw, The Pharaoh: Life at court and on campaign. Reviewed by Aidan Dodson
David Stuttard and Sam Moorhead, 31 BC: Antony, Cleopatra and the Fall of Egypt. Reviewed by John J Johnston
Miroslav Bárta, Journey to the West. The world of the Old Kingdom tombs in Ancient Egypt. Reviewed by Nigel Strudwick
Stephanie Moser, Designing Antiquity: Owen Jones, Ancient Egypt and the Crystal Palace. Reviewed by Alice Williams
Patrizia Piacentini (ed.), Egypt and the Pharaohs. From the Sand to the Library. Pharaonic Egypt in the Library and Archives of the Università degli Studi di Milano. Reviewed by Patricia Spencer
Egyptian Archaeology 41
EA 41 was published in September 2012. In addition to the regular features 'Digging Diary' and 'Bookshelf', the EES news pages at the front include items on 'EES Patrons' and the Society's Centenary Awards, a personal recollection by John Ruffle on his friend and colleague Gaballa Ali Gaballa, a letter from a reader and news and photographs of recent events.
This issue has a special focus on 'landscape archaeology' with the following invited articles:
Tomasz Herbich Geophysical methods and landscape archaeology
Judith Bunbury The mobile Nile
Penny Wilson The ancient landscape around Lake Burullus
Angus Graham Investigating the Theban West Bank floodplain
John P Cooper Nile navigation: ‘towing all day, punting for hours’
In addition to:
Alexander Ahrens and Peter Pfälzner Akhenaten in Syria
Susanne Bickel and Elina Paulin-Grothe The Valley of the Kings: two burials in KV 64
John Romer, A History of Ancient Egypt: from the first farmers to the Great Pyramid. (Reviewed by Aidan Dodson)
Andrew Robinson, Cracking The Egyptian Code. The Revolutionary Life of Jean-François Champollion. (Reviewed by Peter Clayton)
Richard H Wilkinson (editor), Tausret: forgotten queen and pharaoh of Egypt. (Reviewed by Aidan Dodson)
Jeffrey Abt, American Egyptologist: The Life of James Henry Breasted and the Creation of His Oriental Institute. (Reviewed by Jason Thompson)
Jack Green, Emily Teeter and John A Larson (eds), Picturing the Past. Imaging and Imagining the Ancient Middle East. (Reviewed by Patricia Spencer)
Digging Diary: Brief reports on fieldwork carried out in Egypt in late 2011 and the first half of 2012.
Egyptian Archaeology 40
EA 40 was published in February/March 2012. The EES news pages include a progress report by Chris Naunton on the rehousing of the Society's Lucy Gura Archive, and accounts of two recent trips made by groups of EES members - to Berlin and Ethiopia - as well as news and photographs from the Society's 2011 Annual General Meeting and other events. In addition to regular features such as ‘Digging Diary’ and ‘Bookshelf’ the issue includes the third in the series of short interviews with leading Egyptologists, Five minutes with Neal Spencer, and the following articles:
David Jeffreys, Memphis in the Middle Kingdom: the field school. Inset: Rebuilding the Memphis workroom
Joanne Rowland, The first archaeological field school at Quesna
Veit Vaelske, Terracottas from Tell Basta
Pascale Ballet and Gregory Marouard, Workshops and urban settlement in Buto. Inset: Bérengère Redon and Guy Lecuyot, The baths of Buto
Robert Schiestl, Investigating ancient settlements around Buto
Angela McDonald and Sally-Anne Coupar, The Egyptological afterlife of Colin Campbell
Manuela Lehmann, The city of Avaris after the New Kingdom
Manfred Bietak, The archaeology of the 'gold of valour'
Margaret Maitland, Pharaoh: ideal and reality
Pierre Tallet and Gregory Marouard, An early pharaonic harbour on the Red Sea coast
Bookshelf has reviews by Alice Stevenson (Tine Bagh, Finds from W M F Petrie's excavations in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek), Rosalie David (John H Taylor, Egyptian Mummies), John H Taylor (Agathe Legros and Fréderic Payraudeau (eds), Secrets de Momies) and Peter A Clayton (Ivor Noël Hume, Belzoni: The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate), with an account by Anna Baghiani and John J Taylor of the recent identification of the grave of Sarak Belzoni.
Digging Diary has brief reports on recent fieldwork in Egypt, including a note by Susanne Bickel on the recent discovery of KV 64.
Egyptian Archaeology 39
EA 39 (Autumn 2011) was published in early November 2011. In addition to regular features such as ‘Digging Diary’, ‘Bookshelf’ and items of EES news, the issue includes the second in the series of short interviews with leading Egyptologists, Five minutes with Salima Ikram, and the following articles:
Joanne Rowland and Jeffrey Spencer, The EES Delta Survey in spring 2011
Eva Lange, The EES Amelia Edwards Projects Fund: Tell Basta
Alice Williams, An Egyptological friendship
Hiroko Kariya and Ray Johnson, Luxor temple: conservation and site-management
Faye Kalloniatis, The shroud of Ipu at Norwich Castle Museum
Steven E Sidebotham and Iwona Zych, Berenike: Egypt’s Red Sea gateway to the east
Dirk Huyge and Dimitri A G Vandenberghe, Confirming the Pleistocene age of the Qurta rock art
Hourig Sourouzian, Investigating the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III
Campbell Price and Gina Criscenzo-Laycock, ACCES-ing Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the UK
Gianluca Miniaci, Re-excavating rishi coffins in museums and archives
Tamás Bács and Richard Parkinson, Wall paintings from the tomb of Kynebu at Luxor
Bookshelf has reviews by Aidan Dodson (Glenn Janes, The Shabti Collections, 1; West Park Museum, Macclesfield), Richard Bussmann (Christopher Woods (ed.), Visible Language. Inventions of writing in the ancient Middle East and beyond), Eva Lange (Mohamed I Bakr, Helmut Brandl and Faye Kalloniatis, Egyptian Antiquities from Kufur Nigm and Bubastis) and Gianluca Miniaci (Bill Manley and Aidan Dodson, Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins). There is also a review by David Jeffreys of the BBC DVD Egypt's Lost Cities.
Digging Diary has brief reports on recent fieldwork in Egypt.
Egyptian Archaeology 38
EA 38 (spring 2011) was published in February. In addition to articles, it contains reports on the EES Centenary Awards, recent EES events and details of a new edited film of the Society's work at Amarna in the 1930s. Aidan Dodson contributes an appreciation of Barry Kemp after he was awarded a CBE in the New Year's Honours List, and this issue also includes an interview with Kent Weeks.
EA 38 contains the following articles:
Angus Graham Ancient Theban waterways
Theresa Steckel A statue of Ramesses II from Tell Basta
Khaled Daoud The tomb of the Royal Envoy Nakht-Min
Joanne Rowland A new era at Quesna
Richard Bussmann Seals and seal impressions from Hierakonpolis
Christophe Thiers and Pierre Zignani The temple of Ptah at Karnak
Christiane Ziegler Undisturbed Late Period tombs at Saqqara
Joanne Rowland and Christopher Bronk Ramsey Online C14 database for Egypt
Richard B Parkinson A papyrus from the House of Life at Akhetaten
Bookshelf has reviews by Karen Exell (Stephen Quirke, Hidden Hands), Andrew Bednarski (Jason Thompson, Edward William Lane), Aidan Dodson (Herbert Winlock and Dorothea Arnold, Tutankhamun's Funeral) and Morris Bierbrier (Jason Thompson, A History of Egypt and Robert Tignor, Egypt. A Short History).
Digging Diary has brief reports on recent fieldwork in Egypt.
Egyptian Archaeology 37
EA 37 was published in November 2010. The layout of EA has been changed with this issue to include pages at the front of the magazine which showcase the Society’s activities, including a report on EES tours to Egypt and Sudan, a summary and photographs from BEC3, news of the appointment of our Development Director, Victoria Perry, and photographs from recent events at Doughty Mews. Appreciations of the lives of Ian Mathieson, Win Exley and Lydia Barker are also included in this new section.
EA 37 contains the following articles:
Masahiro Baba, Dahshur North: intact Middle and New Kingdom Coffin
Tine Bagh, Petrie finds revisited
Earl L Ertman, The face of a king in the Pitt Rivers Museum
David Jeffreys, Joseph Hekekyan, pioneer archaeologist
Eva Lange, King Shoshenqs at Bubastis
Colleen Manassa, The Yale University Moalla Survey project
Gillian Pyke, The Christian settlement at the Amarna North Tombs
Daniela Rosenow, Revealing new landscape features at Tell Basta
Jeffrey Spencer, Tell Yetwal wa Yuksur
Alice Stevenson, Ancient Egypt in the Pitt Rivers Museum
John Taylor, The Book of the Dead
Bookshelf has reviews by Marianne Eaton-Krauss (of Aidan Dodson, Amarna Sunset), Andrew Bednarski (Dieter Arnold, The Monuments of Egypt), Sylvie Weens (Elizabeth Wickett, For the Living and the Dead), Josef Wegner (Wolfram Grajetzki, Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom) and Julie Anderson (W Y Adams, The Road from Frijoles Canyon).
Digging Diary contains brief summaries of the work of over 50 expeditions that carried our research in Egypt during 2010.
The issue for spring 2010 was published in March and has been mailed to all subscribing EES members. The cover and first three articles in EA 36 feature the history of Egyptology to complement the Society's current Fund-raising Campaign for the Lucy Gura Archive. In addition to regular features such as 'Notes and News', 'Membership Matters' and 'Digging Diary' (download Digging Diary here), the main articles are:
Chris Naunton, The EES Oral History Project (download here)
Stephen Quirke, Petrie at Abydos in 1900: Margaret Murray's album
David Dufton and Tom Branton, Climate change in early Egypt
Sami el-Husseiny and Adel Okasha Khafagy, The Dahshur tomb of the Vizier Siese rediscovered
Angus Graham, Ancient landscapes around the Opet temple, Karnak
Nozomu Kawai and Sakuji Yoshimura, The tomb chapel of Isisnofret at Saqqara
Dirk Obbink, Recent discoveries from Oxyrhynchus
Kveta Smolarikova, Embalmers' caches in the shaft tombs at Abu Sir
Gyoso Voros, The temple treasures of Taposiris Magna
The autumn 2009 issue was published in early November and mailed to all subscribing EES members then. The main articles are:
Manfred Bietak, Archaeology in the Nile Delta
Manfred Bietak, Perunefer: an update
Maria Carmelo Gatto, The Aswan area at the dawn of Egyptian history
John P Cooper, The ancient canal and port of Suez
José M Galan, An intact Eleventh Dynasty burial in Dra Abu el-Naga
Tom Hardwick, A painted pavement from the Maru-Aten at Amarna
Olaf E Kaper, Restoring wall-paintings of the temple of Tutu
Guy Lecuyot, Coptic occupation of the Theban Mountain
Richard B Parkinson and Neal Spencer, The Teaching of Amenemhat at Amara West
Kate Spence and Pamela Rose, New fieldwork at Sesebi
PDFs of selected articles and features can be downloaded here:
Joanne Rowland, and Sonia Zakrzewski, Quesna: the Ptolemaicand Roman cemetery (EA 32, Spring 2008, pp.15-17)
(EA 33 Autumn 2008 pp.21-24)
(EA 34 Spring 2009, pp.10-13)
(EA 34, Spring 2009, p.14)
‘Digging Diary’ (EA 33, Autumn 2008, 29-32)
Indexes to EA are published every ten issues and can be downloaded here: