The Royal Mummies of Thebes: Their Journeys and Resting Places.
Part One. Finding the Pharaohs. Nearing completion. Due end 2009. The discovery of royal tombs and mummies in the modern era.
Part Two. The Rise and Fall of the Theban Royal House and Necropolis. In Progess From the obscure tombs of heroes, to the grand sepulchres of a fallen age.
Part Three. Clues from the Caches. In Progess How and why the caches were created at the end of the New Kingdom. Part Four. Identifying the Pharaohs. Complete. Available early 2009 A thorough evaluation of the methods used and how good they are.
The Heritage of Egypt
This is a new English/Arabic publication with an Egyptian editor.
‘The Burial of Hatshepsut’, The Heritage of Egypt 1 (January 2008), 2-12. This article reviews all the evidence for the burial of Hatshepsut, including the recent claims for identification of the one of the mummies from tomb KV60 as the famous female pharaoh. Recent CAT scan evidence provides grounds for speculating that Hatshepsut might have had Thutmose II murdered.
‘Pharaoh Faseekh’, The Heritage of Egypt 3 (September 2008), 12-14. This relates tales of mummies (one of them a king) passed by customs as dried fish.
‘The Tomb of Akhenaten and the Golden Ring of Nefertiti’, The Heritage of Egypt 6. Who was buried in the royal tomb at Amarna, and was anyone buried in the other tombs nearby? Was the desecrated mummy of Akhenaten found outside the royal tomb? What is the significance of jewellery, including a gold ring of Nefertiti, found nearby?
See also Forthcoming Publications.