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Gianluca Miniaci, Peter Lacovara (eds)

The Treasure of the Egyptian Queen Ahhotep and International Relations at the Turn of the Middle Bronze Age (1550 BCE)

(Middle Kingdom Studies 11)

312 page, plus 16 colour plates; paperback A4 ISBN 9781906137724
price £80

The personal adornments and objects from the burial of Queen Ahhotep belong to one of the most spectacular finds from Ancient Egypt. The history of their discovery is still a mystery. Even the identity of the queen is not fully solved. The twelve essays in this volume tackle different problems around the objects from the tomb of the queen.

March 2022



Gunnar Sperveslage

Die frühen Inschriften Ägyptens. Eine Konkordanz der Nummerierungssysteme

(Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie 24)

224 pages, A4, paperback

ISBN 978-1- 906137-75-5

£ 45 (UK)

This publication provides a concordance of numbering systems addressing the Early Egyptian inscriptions (Dyn. 0–3). The numbering system, which was originally introduced by J. Kahl (1994) and which was expanded by I. Regulski in her “Database of Early Dynastic inscriptions”, is mapped on the numbering system defined by J. Kahl, N. Kloth and U. Zimmermann (1995) for the 3 rd Dynasty inscription and on the numbering of P. Kaplony (IÄF, IÄFS, KBIÄF). An overview of the different systems and some background information are given in the introduction. Furthermore, as a final goal of this publication, the numbering system has been expended to provide a unique identifier for each inscription that can be used as a reference in databases and printed publications. (German introduction).

(November 2021)


Jana Helmbold-Doyé

Pharos (Alexandria)
Insel der Gräber und Heiligtümer

(Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie 23)

502 pages, A4, paperback

ISBN 978-1-906137-73-1

This book provides a first-time overview of all archaeological remains from the necropolises Anfuschi and Ras el-Tin in Alexandria, which can be located on the ancient island of Pharos. The individual chapters contain detailed information on the architecture, wall paintings of tombs and cultic installations. In addition, the previously unpublished finds are finally documented through numerous drawings and photos with detailed descriptions. In particular, the movable goods of Pharos reflect the burial customs of Alexandria from the late Ptolemaic era to the early Roman Empire. Furthermore, this volume includes old archival material, such as photographs and drawings, and thus provides a comprehensive overview of the complex hypogea (tombs). Together with new interpretations, this publication conveys a complete picture of a small island at the gates of Alexandria (German text).


price: £100 (UK) - 140 $ (US)

September 2021



Akhet Neheh -Studies in Honour of Willem Hovestreydt on Occasion of His 75th Birthday

edited by Anke Weber, Martina Grünhagen, Lea Rees, Jan Moje

GHP Egyptology 33

168 pages, including 8 colour plates

November 2020, paper back

ISBN 978-1-906137-70-0

£60 - $120

This Festschrift contains current research about the symbolism of hieroglyphs, religious texts, depictions and graffiti
from the royal tomb KV 11 and museum objects from Leyden, Chicago, Cambridge, Paris and Berlin.
It covers i.a. the virtual reunion of the sarcophagus of Ramesses III and of a statue of Ramesses VI.


John Baines - Willem Hovestreydt and the Annual/Online Egyptological Bibliography: an Appreciation

René van Walsem - Reinterpreting Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar, Sign-List N5: :“ra”, ‘sun’

Louis Zonhoven - Does the Fox Hide Cunningly Even from Egyptian Dictionaries?

Nigel Strudwick - The Payment List for the Lector Priest on the Relief of Merymery in Leiden

Judith Bunbury and Karin Schinken - Preliminary Report on the Geology, Stonemasonry and Plaster Remains in the Tomb of Ramesses III (KV 11)

Lea Rees and Helen Strudwick - The Sarcophagus Ensemble of Ramesses III from KV 11: New Insights from Old Documents and Recent Finds

Gareth Rees - Reuniting and Recontexualising the Sarcophagus of Ramesses III Using Photogrammetric Modeling

Rob Demarée - Ancient Visitor’s Graffiti in the Tomb of Ramesses III (KV 11)

Anke Weber - Die Farbe Gelb als „roter Faden“ in KV 11. Zur Bedeutung und bewussten Verwendung der Farbe Gelb im Grab Ramses’ III. im Tal der Könige

Dora Petrova - From Invisible Traces to Invincible Ritual. Reconstructing the Opening of the Mouth Ritual in the Tomb of Ramesses III

Jan Moje - Bemerkungen zur Kanope Ramses’ IV. im Ägyptischen Museum Berlin (ÄM 8424)

Rob Demarée und Lara Weiss - Ein fast vergessener Brief vereinigt Ramses VI. aus Leiden und Chicago

Jan Koek - The Role of Taweret in Gebel el-Silsila




Alice Stevenson and Joris van Wetering (editors)

The Many Histories of Naqada

This edited volume presents a series of reviews, overviews and unpublished archives from several historic expeditions in the Naqada region of Upper Egypt. This includes nineteenth-century fieldwork led by Gaston Maspero, Jacques de Morgan and Flinders Petrie through to surveys conducted in the twentieth century and new initiatives in the region in the 2010s. It encompasses not just the better-known Predynastic finds, but also later Pharaonic era material as well as Coptic heritage. Together the volume argues that the Naqada region in worthy of renewed critical attention and is a more dynamic and complex landscape than has generally been acknowledged.

190 pages, paperback, A4

June 2020, paper back

ISBN 9781906137694

£60 - $120


Preface: Dedication Geoffrey J. Tassie, ‘Tass’, 1959–2019. - Jo Rowland and Joris van Wetering

Introduction - Alice Stevenson and Joris van Wetering

Chapter 1: An Archaeological History of Naqada Sites- Geoffrey J. Tassie and Joris van Wetering

Chapter 2: The Archival Record of W.M.F. Petrie’s 1894–5 Excavations in the Predynastic Cemeteries of - Alice Stevenson

Chapter 3: Naqada Seen Through the Archives of the IUO Italian Archaeological Mission (1977–1986) - Grazia A. Di Pietro

Chapter 4: Nubt During the Fourth Millennium BC - Joris van Wetering and Geoffrey J. Tassie

Chapter 5: The Cemeteries of Nubt: An Intricate Funerary Landscape of the Fourth Millennium BC - Joris van Wetering

Chapter 6: Reconsidering Cemetery N T (north) at Nubt - Joris van Wetering

Chapter 7: Naqada in Pharaonic Times. - Wolfram Grajetzki

Chapter 8: Christian Heritage in the Naqada Region. - Renate Dekker

Chapter 9: The Past, Present and Future of the Naqada Region. - Geoffrey J. Tassie, with addendum by Joanne M. Rowland and Joris van Wetering



Simon Connor

Être et paraître, Statues royales et privées de la fin du Moyen Empire
et de la Deuxième Période intermédiaire (1850-1550 av. J.-C.)

text in French, English and Arabic summaries

ISBN: 9781906137663, 638 pages, hardcover, about 600 bw photos

April 2020

£75 - $150


This volume presents an evaluation of late Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period (c. 1850 to 1550 BC) sculpture.
Style, material and dating are discussed in length. The book is well illustrated (more than 100 b/w plates) and includes a catalogue of all statues of the period.




Helmut Satzinger

‘Is there not one among you who understands Egyptian?’
The Late Egyptian Language: Structure of its Grammar

GHP Egyptology 31

paperback, 170 pages, £35

ISBN 9781906137670

£35 - $70


Late Egyptian — the vernacular idiom of the time of the Ramesside pharaohs (14th through 12th century BCE) — is a
distinct episode in the history of the Egyptian-Coptic language. It is a vivid, fresh idiom, compared with the timehonoured Classical Egyptian language of the hieroglyphic texts.
The vocabulary used is to a large extent new, it is obviously pronounced differently from the traditional language, and it is spelled in a characteristic way. The idiom also
follows new grammatical rules. Usually it is described from a more historical standpoint, on the background of the
older language, Middle Egyptian. Here, however, is an account of its structure that is independent of the languages'
older phases. Sufficient space is given to phonetics and spelling, as well as morphology and syntax (on all its levels).
The books deals with clauses of all sorts, like attributive, circumstance and noun clauses, narrative & conjunctive
clauses as well as conditional and temporal clauses. The final part is devoted to the focalising constructions, so
characteristic of Egyptian in general. The presentation of the grammar is illustrated by original text quotations; they are rendered in hieroglyphs, in
transcription and in translation.

February 2020



Aaron M. de Souza

New Horizons: The Pan-Grave ceramic tradition in context

(Middle Kingdom Studies)

280 pages, including 8 colour plates.

ISBN 9781906137656

This volume serves as a catalogue and handbook for the description for  Pan-Grave ceramics, and that considers the Pan-Grave tradition and its ceramic production within the broader socio-cultural framework of Ancient Egypt and Nubia during the mid-Second Millennium BC.

£60 - $120

August 2019




Danijela Stefanović, Helmut Satzinger

Stelae of the Middle Kingdom and the Second Intermediate Period
Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

(Corpus Antiquitatum Aegypticarum)

153 pages (loose leaf), plus booklet

ISBN 978-1-906137-63-2

£75 -$150

A catalogue of almost all Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period stelae in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin. Many of them were lost in WWII. The publication uses often old archive photographs. Includes full translations.

August 2019



Rolf Krauss

Sigmund Freud und sein Buch
Der Mann Moses

Eine kritische Würdigung
aus ägyptologischer und anthropologischer Sicht


140 pages, A5

ISBN 978-1-906137-64-9

Freud's study about Moses and monotheistic religion combined Egyptology and anthropology in a critical analysis of the biblical faith.
This book reviews the Egyptological and anthropological bases of Freud's arguments. There is also a chapter devoted to Pater Wilhelm Schmidt, Freud's foremost opponent among anthropologists.
The text is simultaneously a hommage to Freud as well as a critique incorporating many necessary corrections of his views (German text).

UK list price: £22 - US $40




Peter Jánosi, Claus Jurman, Uta Siffert and Lubica Hudáková (editors)

Art-facts and Artefacts
Visualising the Material World in Middle Kingdom Egypt

(Middle Kingdom Studies 8)

ISBN 978-1906137601

A4, about 102 pages, 16 colour plates

UK list price: £45

Papers of a conference in Vienna, 2017.


Finds from the Tomb of Sarenput II (QH31) in 2015: An Unusual Limestone Head
José M. Alba Gómez and Angela M. J. Tooley

Burial Customs of the Elite of Elephantine in the Second Half of the Twelfth Dynasty
Luisa M. García González and Alejandro Jiménez Serrano

Broad Collars in Late Middle Kingdom Burials
Wolfram Grajetzki

Gefäße – Darstellungen in Wanddekoration und archäologischer Befund. Ein Fallbeispiel aus Assiut
Andrea Kilian

Populating Middle Kingdom Fauna: Inclusion and Exclusion of Zoological Iconographic Motifs in its Material Culture
Gianluca Miniaci

Individual and Zeitgeist: Textual and Iconographic Selections in the Chapel of Harhotep (CG 28023)
Antonio J. Morales and Mohamed Osman



A River Runs Through It

Studies in Honour of Professor Fekri A. Hassan

Volume One

Edited by
Aloisia de Trafford, Geoffrey J. Tassie, Okasha el Daly and Joris van Wetering

GHP Egyptology 30

324 pages, with many images, including colour

UK: £60 - US: $90

ISBN 978-1-906137-37-3


Zahi Hawass: The Excavation at Wadi El-Qaren, Abu Rowash
Barbara Barich, Guilio Lucarini and Maria Cristina Tomassetti: Discovering, Interpreting, Protecting: The Caves of Farafra and Gilf Kebir, Western Desert, Egypt
Roger J. Flower, Kevin Keatings, Mohammed Hamdan, N. Yamada and Y. Yasuda: Palaeolimnological Evidence for the Development of an early Holocene Lake in the Faiyum Depression, Egypt
Donald O. Henry: Site Structure and High Resolution Spatial Analysis
Diane Holmes: Recollecting the Predynastic of Nagada Project
Lana Troy: Father Bull and Mother Cow - Cattle Imagery in the Pyramid Texts
Alejandro Jiménez-Serrano: A New Pharaonic Necropolis in Qubbet El-Hawa South
Steven A. Rosen and Arlene M. Rosen: The Saharo-Arabian Early Pastoral Complex: An East-West Hypothesis on the Development of Early Desert Nomadism in the Near East and North Africa
Geoffrey J. Tassie: The Sinai Connection from 10,000 to 2,000 BC
David Lubell, including a contribution by Meredith Faber: The 8200 cal BP Event and the Capsian
Eric P. Uphill: The Recovery of Egypt After the Arid Period (2200-2000 BC)
Juan José Castillos: Evidence for Feasting in Predynastic Egypt
Emmanuelle Honoré: Beheaded Cows, or Simply Headless? What do WG/35 Rock Paintings Tell us About Holocene Pastoralists’ Minds in the Gilf el-Kebir?
Stephen Quirke: Egypt as Presence in the Circulation of Objects and Medicine
Mohamed Badry Kamel Basuny Amer: Egyptian Intangible Heritage Between Preservation Management and Sustainable Development Pattern: Analysis of the Popular Craft of Manufacturing Mats
Tomomi Fushiya: The Living and the Dead, Not the Living or the Dead
David Lubell: Personal Recollections of Fekri Hassan
Moamen Elkady: Professor Fekri Hassan and Nile Floods
Mohamed Hussein Hosny:How Does it Feel to be the Disciple of Ibn Khaldoun?
Achilles Gautier: Fekri, A Man of Many Talents
Bram Calcoen: A Personal Recollection A Personal Recollection


Kenneth Griffin

All the Rxyt-people Adore: The Role of the Rekhyt-people in Egyptian Religion

GHP Egyptology 29

ISBN 978-1906137625

368 pages, A4, many b/w figures

£75 - $150

Egyptian society is often said to have been divided into social classes, with the pat -people representing the 'elite'
and the rxyt -people being the 'commoners'.  The aim of this study is to provide the first comprehensive analysis of the role of the
-people in Egyptian religion by utilising both text and iconography. This includes exploring their identity, their participation
in Egyptian rituals and temple festivals, and a detailed examination of  the rxyt rebus. 


Martin Fitzenreiter

Allerhand Kleinigkeiten

Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie 20

278 pages, A4; ISBN 978-1-906137-56-4


July 2018


Allerhand Kleinigkeiten offers a collection of sp far unpublished articles. It covers a wide range of topics, from funerary culture to self conception of Egyptolgy.

The first part includes papers dealing with funerary and religious topics. In Stiftung und Wohltätigkeit im Alten Ägypten is given a summary of resarch on pious foundations and their relation to charity in Ancient Egypt. The question of why there is a remarkable rupture in funerary habits at the end of the 2 nd millenium BCE is discussed in 1. und 2. Bestattung in der 3. Zwischenzeit . A summary of sources and scientific approaches to pharaonic ancestorship is given in Ancestor Veneration and Ancestor Cult in Pharaonic Egypt . The question of the ontological status of 'god' is approached from a Derrida'ian angle in Wie gibt es „Gott“ im pharaonischen Ägypten ? Oder: Grammatologie und Praxis eines Konzeptes und seiner Epoche (Neues vom Netscher, Teil II) .

The following two articles are dealing with history and historiography; first, with an general approach to historiographical research in Egyptology in Geschichtsforschung und Ägyptologie ; second, with an example of ancient Pharaonic-Kushite historiography in Piye's conquest of Egypt (about 727 B.C.E.) and the making of a Great Event (about 727 B.C.E. and beyond) .

Questions of written and pictorial art are approached in the following three papers. In Scherz, Satire, Ironie und tiefere Bedeutung. Che(r)ti, Qai-gab und die altägyptische Literatur is proposed a new translation of the “Satire on Trades”. The article includes some remarks on the purpose of literature in Ancient Egypt. Eine kurze Geschichte der pharaonischen Kunst – Von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart summarizes a couple of observations on what pharaonic art could be, and how it was transferred into recent artspeopleship. The decoration of the famous chapel of Tji is discussed in A working class hero is something to be... Or: Tji enjoying the pleasures of iconology , setting it in a narrow as well as a wider frame of artistic references.

The last papers are dealing with questions about Egyptology. Factors leading to the establishement of a branch of Egyptological research focussed on the Sudan are discussed in Meistererzählung und Milieu. Zur Paradigmenbildung in der Berliner sudanarchäologischen Forschung . In Das Museum als 'Laboratorium der Aneignung'. Thesen zur Konzeption einer (post-)ägyptologischen Forschungsstätte experiances by the author during his time as curator of the collection of pharaonic artefacts at the Uiversity of Bonn are reflected. Finally, Nofretete und die allgemeine Verwirrung. Ein ägyptologisches Feuilleton makes some remarks on zeros in scientific debates in Egyptology.


Erika Endesfelder

Die Arbeiter der thebanischen Nekropole im Neuen Reich

Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie 21

124 pages, A5; ISBN 9781906137571

July 2018



Elena Tiribilli

The bronze figurines of the Petrie Museum from 2000 BC to AD 400

366 pages, paperback; A4, over 500 b/w images

£75 - $150

ISBN: 9781906137526

Catalog of bronze figures in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. The museum houses 510 statuettes or fragments
of statuettes made of bronze. Most of them represent Egyptian gods, but there are also Hellenistic and Roman figures.

Chapter 1: Gods as men
Chapter 2: Goddess as woman
Chapter 3: Human beings
Chapter 4: Sacred animals
Chapter 5: Animals with a human head
Chapter 6: Group figurines
Chapter 7: Figurines in Hellenistic and later styles
Chapter 8: Fragments and loose parts of figurines



Gamma Tully, Claudia Naeser

Discovering Mograt Island Tohether,
Mograt Island Archaeologcial Miss

52 pages, paperback, English, Arabic

ISBN 978-1906137472


(limited availability)


Micòl Di Teodoro

Labour organisation in Middle Kingdom Egypt

(Middle Kingdom Studies 7)

A4, paperback, 240 pages, including 8 colour plates

ISBN 978-1906137588

UK price: £60 - US price: $120




Elena Pischikova, Julia Budka, Kenneth Griffin (editors)

Thebes in the First Millennium BC: Art and Archaeology of the Kushite Period and Beyond

GHP Egyptology 27

paperback, A4, 416 pages, many b/w images

ISBN 978-1906137595

UK: £75 - US: $150





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