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Ancient History Magazine 14, Feb-Mar 2018

Ancient History Magazine 14, Feb-Mar 2018

Ancient History Magazine 14 with Reaching for eternity - the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Egyptian souls had to embark on a long & dangerous journey through the afterlife. This issue explores some of their challenges as well as practical considerations for the life after death.

Theme: Reaching for eternity

Sandra Alvarez, 'Historical introduction - Finding a happily ever afterlife'.
Kara Cooney, 'Good as new> - Coffin reuse in the 21st dynasty'.
Sandra Alvarez and Kasia Szpakowska, 'Death and demons - The ancient Egypt demonology project'.
Julie Ackroyd, 'A shabti is for life - A servant for the hereafter'.
Imtraut Munro, '"Life insurance" for the afterlife - Stages of passage in the Book of the Dead?'.
Ronald H. Fritze, 'From medicine to monster - Egyptomania and the Egyptian dead'.

Features:

Murray Dahm, 'Loving the tyrant - Domitia Longina, empress of Domitian'.
Shelby Brereton, 'The many lives of cats - Feline friends in ancient Egypt'.
Svenja Grosser, 'Outside of the arena - The daily life of gladiators'.
Graham Sumner, 'A disastrous success - Cleopatra (1963)'.

Ancient History Magazine