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 08-2 | Fall 1997

  • The Oriental Institute Museum: An Update p. 2 by Dr. Emily Teeter
  • Djedefre: The Mysterious King in Dynasty IV p. 4 by Bonnie Sampsell
  • "The Most Uncomfortable Place Imaginable" T.E. Lawrence at Kufr Ammar, Upper Egypt, 1912 p. 9 by Randall T. Nishiyama
  • Study Group Spotlight: The Mummy Study Group p. 12 by Frank Pettee
  • Lecture Reports p. 13 Ma'at and Wisdom: Basic Thinking About Salvation in Ancient Egypt presented by Dr. Emily Teeter
  • The Secrets of Aswan presented by Alice Gemmel
  • Ostracon Volume 08-1 | Summer 1997

  • ARCE 1997 Annual Meeting p. 2 by Dick Harwood
  • Egypt and Mesopotamia: Ancient Friends, Ancient Rivals. p. 3 Part I: Geography and Architecture by Robert Chadwick
  • Nefertiti and Akhenaten: Evidence for a Co-Regency? p. 10 by Laura Engel
  • Lecture Reports p. 13 The Ancient Egyptians as Astronomers presented by Dr. Don Hughes
  • The Ka, The Ba, and The Akh presented by Bob Hanawalt
  • Cambyses and the Lost Army: Fact or Fiction? presented by Dr. Thomas Brown
  • Ostracon Volume 07-3 | Fall 1996

  • Meretaten's Bathroom p. 1 by Barry Kemp
  • New Insights About Old Pyramids From Simple Calculations p. 6 by Stuart Wier
  • Featured Queen: Meresankh III Fourth Dynasty Pricncess and Queen p. 12 by Bonnie Sampsell
  • Featured God/Goddesses: Feline Deities of Ancient Egypt p. 17 by Linda Engel
  • Ostracon Volume 07-2 | Summer 1996

  • Cast in Copper, Wrought in Gold: Metals in Ancient Egypt p. 1 by Will Martin
  • An Overview of Civil Law Precepts in the old and Middle Kingdoms: With a brief analysis of how these laws are exemplified and applied in "Tale of the Eloquent Peasant" p. 9 by Cristin Cochran
  • The Granville Mummy p. 17 by W. Benson Harer
  • Featured Pharaoh: Senusert III p. 18 by David Pepper
  • Featured God/Goddess: Neith by Linda Engel
  • Ostracon Volume 07-1 | Spring 1996

  • The Recarved Egyptian Sarcophagus of Queen Hatshepsut and King Thutmose I p. 1 by Peter der Manuelian & Christian Loeben
  • Murder in Memphis: The Story of Cambyses' Mortal Wounding of the Apis Bull p. 8 by Leo Depuydt
  • Featured Pharaoh: King Sneferu p. 16 by David Pepper
  • Featured God/Goddess: Set p. 18 by Frank Pettee
  • House of Scrolls p. 19 The Egyptian Collection of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History by Bruce Rabe
  • The Life and Times of William John Bankes Conference by David Pepper
  • Ostracon Volume 06-3 | Winter 1995

  • The Oldest Paved Road p. 1 by Thomas Brown & James Harrell
  • The Impact of Geography p. 5 by Tim Pepper
  • Tau, An Egyptian Board Game p. 11 by Graeme Davis
  • Lecture Notes p. 14 Egypt & Mesopotamia presented by Robert Chadwick reported by David Pepper & Jill Taylor
  • In Search of a Royal Tomb presented by Daniel C. Polz reported by Richard Harwood
  • Egyptian Sacred Art presented by Floyd Chapman reported by Jill Taylor
  • Brewers, Bakers, and Builders presented by Mark Lehner reported by Judy Greenfield
  • Ostracon Volume 06-2 | Summer 1995

  • Mentuhotep II (Part II) p. 1 by Richard Harwood
  • Did Tutankhamon Lie in State? p. 10 by Robert Hanawalt
  • Egyptian Literature for Young Folk p. 14 by Norma Livo
  • Lecture Notes p. 17 reported by Judy Greenfield, David Pepper, and Jill Taylor
  • Expansion Theory of the Great Pyramid presented by Robert Lowdermilk reported by Jill Taylor & Bob Lowdermilk
  • David Roberts' Egypt presented by William Petty
  • The Second Intermediate Period presented by David Pepper
  • Ostracon Volume 05-2 | Summer 1994

  • Conserving a Fragment of Ancient Egypt p. 1 by Judy Greenfield and Bob Hanawalt
  • Mentuhotep II (Part I) p. 4 by Richard Harwood
  • Lecture Notes by Stuart Wier and Jill Taylor p. 9 My Heart Belongs to Mummy! presented by T.G.H James
  • X-Raying the Royal Mummies: Tutankhamun's Family presented by Dr. James Harris
  • Lost Tombs and Mystery Mummies presented by Dr. Donlad Ryan
  • The Middle Kingdom: Perambulating Through its Pharaohs, Plutocrats, Plebians, and Pyramids presented by David Pepper notes by Jill Taylor
  • Ostracon Volume 05-1 | Spring 1994

  • A Brief History of Nubia p. 1 by Anne Jennings
  • Imhotep: The First Great Man of History p. 6 by Loretta Ivory
  • The History of the History of Ancient Egypt p. 8 by William Petty
  • Lecture Notes p. 12 reported by Stuart Weir
  • Study Groups: Get Involved by Stuart Weir
  • Herodotus: The First "Expert" on Ancient Egypt presented by Dr. J. Donald Hughes
  • Mathematical Models of Pyramid Building presented by James Lowdermilk
  • House of Scrolls (Museum Reviews) p. 15 Ancient Egyptian Collections in the Museums of Britain by David Pepper
  • Ostracon Volume 04-3 | Winter 1993

  • The Middle Kingdom p. 1 by David Pepper
  • Byblos and Egypt p. 8 by Troy L Sagrillo
  • Lecture Notes p. 12 Alexandria presented by David Pepper reported by Floyd Chapman
  • Ramses II Murals presented by Joe Craighead
  • New DMNH Egyptian Acquisitions presented by Dr. Robert Pickering reported by Gretchen Pascoe
  • Oasis of Siwa presented by Patrician Shamseldin reported by Jill Taylor
  • ARCE in Egypt presented by Dr. Terry Walz reported by Laura and Linda Engel
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