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 11-2 | Summer 2000

  • Egypt and Mesopotamia (Part 2) p. 2 by Robert Chadwick
  • The Inner Workings of the Egyptian Civil Calendar p. 7 by James R. Lowdermilk
  • Unraveling the Mystery of the Four Scribed Lines p. 11 by Robert Lowderimilk (with James Lowdermilk)
  • Lectures Presented to the ESS p. 14-16
  • Lecture Notes by ESS Members Grandfather's Egypt presented by Jeff Sellick compiled by Bonnie O'Leary
  • Discoveries at the Pyramid Complex of Sen-Wasret III presented by Adela Oppenheim compiled by Norma J. Livo
  • Ostracon Volume 11-1 | Spring 2000

  • Ramesses III and the Harem Conspiracy p. 2 by Dr. J. Donald Hughes
  • Ancient Egyptian Gardens p. 7 by Jane M. H. Bigelow
  • Images of the Sphinx Throughout History p. 11 notes by Dena Newkirk
  • The Real Battle of Kadesh p. 14 notes by Robert Bigelow
  • House of Scrolls: Book Reviews by Anita McHugh p. 16
  • Ostracon Volume 10-2 | Fall 1999

  • The Egyptian Museum in Turin, Italy p. 2 by Charles Toth
  • Electricity in the Air: Gizeh, 1881 p. 4 by Randall T. Nishiyama
  • Ancient Egyptian Pottery p. 5 by Charlotte Vaile
  • British Barrows, Egyptian Faience? p. 9 by Graeme Davis
  • House of Scrolls: Book Reviews p. 12 The Memoirs of Cleopatra by Margaret George reviewed by Anita McHugh
  • Cleopatra, Histories, Dreams and Distortions by Lucy Hughes-Hallett reviewed by Anita McHugh
  • Ostracon Volume 10-1 | Summer 1999

  • Egyptian Diplomacy in the Amarna Era: Dramatis Personae - Friends, Foes, Rivals, and Dependents, Part II p. 2 by Robert Bigelow
  • The Ptolemaic Eagle on Greek Soil: An Event of the Late Dynastic Period p. 6 by Randall T. Nishiyama
  • Lecture Reports p. 10 Ancient Egyptian Boardgames presented by Graeme Davis
  • The Tragedy at Amarna and Its Aftermath presented by Bob Hanawalt
  • Gizeh - More Than Just Pyramids presented by Dennis MacDonald
  • Ostracon Volume 09-4 | Spring 1999

  • The Monuments of Sneferu: The Bend in the Bent Pyramid and the Collapse of the Meidum Pyramid p. 2 by James Lowdermilk
  • Study Group Spotlight: The Egypt and The Ancient Records Study Group by Charles Cook
  • Egyptian Diplomacy in the Amarna Era: Dramatis Personae - Friends, Foes, Rivals and Dependents by Robert Bigelow
  • Lecture Reports p. 14 reported by Judy Greenfield The Egyptian Artist presented by Alice Gemmell
  • Sacred Groves presented by Dr. Don Hughes
  • The Art and Architecture of Amarna presented by Floyd Chapman
  • Ostracon Volume 09-3 | Winter 1998

  • Yuya & Tuya: from the Valley of the Kings to the Cairo Museum p. 2 by David Pepper
  • Conical Jars for Making Beer and Wine p. 7 by Susan V. Nagy
  • Civil Law in the Old and Middle Kingdoms p. 9 by Cristin Cochran
  • Splendors of Ancient Egypt: Phoenix Art Museum p. 14 by Graeme Davis
  • Lecture Reports p. 15 Maritime Egypt presented by John McGann reported by Graeme Davis
  • Ostracon Volume 08-3 | Winter 1997-1998

  • Alfred Lucas: Egypt's Sherlock Holmes p. 2 by Dr. Mark Gilberg
  • Scandal in the Embalming House p. 7 by Dr. W. Benson Harer
  • Mereruka: Drawing in Life for the Dead p. 10 by Charles E. Cook
  • The New Egyptian Mummies Exhibit at DMNH p. 12 by Graeme Davis
  • Lecture Reports p. 13 The Dams at Aswan: The Social and Environmental Effects Presented by Dr. Don Hughes Reported by Judy Greenfield
  • Nefertiti's Secret: Late Bronze Age Perfume Presented by Cheryl Haldane Ward Reported by Randall T. Nishiyama
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