The Ostracon


The Ostracon is published annually by members of the Egyptian Study Society. The ESS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to study Ancient Egypt. It is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Articles are contributed by members and scholars on a voluntary basis. Member participation is encouraged. Nothing may be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the author. The opinions expressed in The Ostracon do not necessarily represent the views of The Ostracon staff, the Egyptian Study Society, or the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Ostracon Volume 16-1 | Winter 2004-2005

  • Senet, The Game of Passing p. 2 by Rhonda K. Hageman
  • The Domestic Cat in Egyptian Tomb Paintings p. 7 by Brenda L. Lowe
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 11 The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips reviewed by Barbara Mertz
  • The Mamluks and the Pharaohs p. 12 by Karen R. Mathews
  • Time Trials: Implications of the Thera Volcano and Tel El-Dab'a for Egypt, Part I p. 15 by Robert C. Bigelow
  • Ostracon Volume 15-2 | Summer 2004

  • Tuthmosis III: Family Man p. 3 by Aidan Dodson
  • The Statuary of Thutmosis III p. 8 by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • The Alabaster Memphis Sphinx: Tuthmosis III p. 14 by Mohammed A. Shata
  • The Theban Temples of Tutmosis III p. 16 by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • The Importance of Being Tuthmosis p. 25 by William D. Petty
  • Ostracon Volume 15-1 | Winter 2003-2004

  • The Step Pyramid Within p. 2 by Charles Rigano
  • The Burke's Resurrection Machine p. 8 by Susan Cottman
  • Color: This is an Experiment p. 10 by The Editors
  • The Colorado River: An American Nile p. 14 by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review | Whose Pharaohs? By Donald Malcolm Reid; reviewed by Susan Cottman
  • Ostracon Volume 14-2 | Summer 2003

  • Origins fo Pyramid GI-d, Southeast of the Great Pyramid p. 2 by Charles Rigano
  • Unit Fractions: Inception and Use p. 6 by James Lowdermilk
  • Even the Gods Will Die: Divine Mortality in Ancient Egypt p. 10 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Lecture Report Cultural Geography of the New Kingdom in the Amarna Age p. 12 by Richard Hess reviewed by Charles Cook
  • The Painted Box of Tutankhamun p. 13 by TGH James summary by Jan Stremme
  • Ostracon Volume 14-1 | Winter 2002-2003

  • An Exercise in Exorcism, Egyptian Style: Modern Medicine Expels and Ancient Demon p. 2 by W. Benson Harer, Jr., M.D.
  • Hogging in Ancient Egypt p. 6 by Richmond T. Prehn
  • Tutankhamun's Final Burial p. 10 by Doris Auger Davis
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 15 | The Harem Conspiracy: The Murder of Ramesses III by Susan Redford, reviewed by Richard Harwood
  • Errata p. 16 The Musician Prestesses of Ancient Egypt
  • Ostracon Volume 13-2 | Summer 2002

  • Ancient Egyptian Hair and Wigs p. 2 by Joann Fletcher
  • The Muscian-Priestesses of Ancient Egypt p. 9 by Suzanne Onstine
  • Intersection of Text and Object: Offering Tables and Cultic Performance p. 14 by Harold M. Hays
  • Lecture Review: The Prehistory of Egypt, Or How It All Began p. 17 by Ellen LeBlanc; summary by Anita McHugh
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 20 The Cult of Ra by Stephen Quirke reviewed by Susan Cottman
  • Ostracon Volume 13-1 | Summer 2002

  • New Perspectives on the Interior of the Bent Pyramid p. 3 by Charles Rigano
  • Behind the Scenes of an Egyptian Expedition - Part II p. 9 by Richard Harwood
  • The Identity of the Amarna-Age Tomb WV 25 in the Western Valley of the Kings p. 14 by Richard Wilkinson
  • Rediscovered: The Pyramid-Tomb of King Nub-Kheper-Re Intef p. 18 by Daniel Polz
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 21 Death and the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt by John H. Taylor reviewed by Susan Cottman
  • Ostracon Volume 12-2 | August 2001

  • Who Was Nefertari p. 2 by Susan Cottman
  • Redating the Reign of Hatshepsut p. 6 by William D. Petty
  • Behind the Scenes of an Egyptian Expedition - Part I p. 11 by Richard Harwood
  • Anen p. 13 by DeeAnn Hoff
  • Trials and Tribulations: The Mounting of the Tutankhamun Exhibit at the British Museum p. 16 by Dena Newkirk
  • Islamic Architecture of Cairo p. 17 by Chuck Toth
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 18 Egypt and the Egyptians by Douglas J. Brewer and Emily Teeter reviewed by Jane M. H. Bigelow
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