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 04-1 | Spring 1993

  • Revisiting Ramses II p. 1 by Dr. J. Donald Hughes
  • The Oriental Institute Museum p. 5 by Mary Vaught
  • The Book of Am-Duat p. 7 by Joan Miner
  • Lecture Notes p. 8 Who was Tut and Why is He so Famous? presented by Dennis McDonald reported by Barbara Becker
  • The Enigmatic First Intermediate Period presented by Bruce Rabe reported by Dorothy Lovely
  • House of Scrolls (Book Reviews) p. 10 In Search of the Ultimate Travel Guide by Richard Harwood
  • House of Scrolls (TV Review) p. 15 The Face of Tutankhamun by Graeme Davis
  • Ostracon Volume 03-4 | Winter 1992

  • Tutankhamun: Carter's Discovery p. 1 by Lindy Mitchell
  • Who Was Tut and Why Is He So Famous? p. 4 by Dennis McDonald
  • The Shrines of Tutankhamun p. 6 by Doris Auger Davis
  • Lecture Notes p. 8 Influence of the Muslim Conquest presented by Charles Geddes reported by Judy Greenfield
  • Magic, Adventure, Sage Advice ... and a Little Poetry presented by Evan Mitchell reported by Elizabeth Clark
  • Aten, Akhenaten, and Akhetaten: The God, The City, And The Man presented by Robert Hanawalt reported by Richard Harwood
  • Ostracon Volume 03-3 | Summer 1992

  • Predynastic Burials in Upper Egypt p. 1 by Anita McHugh
  • A Dwarf Tomb and Other Recent Discoveries at the Giza Plateau p. 3 by Laura Engel
  • Fayum Portraits of Greco-Roman Egypt p. 5 by R. Diane Perna Williams
  • Lecture & Exhibit Notes: p. 7 Who Was Amenhotep III? Exhibit at Cleveland Museum of Art by Bonnie O'Leary
  • Nubians of Egypt lecture by Dr. Anne Jennings reported by David Pepper
  • Cleopatra lecture by Dr. J Donald Hughes reported by Ruth Vaiana
  • Path to Tutankhamun lecture by T. G. H. James reported by Jon Neumann
  • Ostracon Volume 03-2 | Spring 1992

  • Cleopatra: Heroine or Evil Genius? p. 1 by Dr. J Donald Hughes
  • The Reign of Hatshepsut p. 3 by Laura Engel
  • T.G.H. James: A Legend to Visit Denver p. 6 by Dennis McDonald
  • Nile River Polution p. 7 by Tim Pepper
  • Animals in Ancient Egypt p. 10 by Lainie Goldsmith
  • Lecture Notes p. 13 Aswan Dam presented by Dr. Joseph Szyliowicz reviewed by Judy Greenfield
  • Recent Discoveries in the Valley of the Kings presented by Dr. Donald Ryan reviewed by Ruth Vaianna
  • Ostracon Volume 03-1 | Spring 1992

  • Professionals and Amateurs in Egyptology: Is There a Difference? p. 1 by Dr. Donald Ryan
  • Interview with Dr. Donald Ryan p. 3 by B. Fenton & J. Greenfield
  • Giovanni Belzoni: Scholar or Plunderer?? p. 5 by Linda Engel
  • The Use of Natron in Mummification p. 8 by Mary E. Vaught
  • Medicines & Medicinal Practices in Ancient Egypt p. 10 by Frank Pettee
  • The New Egyptian Exhibit at DMNH p. 12 by Jonna Castle
  • Walking Tour of the Valley of the Kings p. 13 by Evan Mitchell
  • Ostracon Volume 02-2 | Winter 1991

  • Bob Lowdermilk's Theory of Pyramid Construction p. 1 by Judy Greenfield
  • Pre-Dynastic Egypt - Where It All Began p. 4 by Doris Forrester
  • The Mighty Flail p. 7 by Jordan Wright
  • House of Scrolls (Book Reviews) p. 10 KMT: A Modern Journal of Ancient Egypt Compiled from Reviews by: Joanne Covas-Munro, Irene F Moose, Barb Fenton, and Dennis McDonald
  • A Tale of of Two Mummies p. 11 by Graeme Davis
  • Ancient Egyptian Jewelry p. 14 lecture by Bob Bianchi reported by Judy Greenfield
  • Ostracon Volume 02-1 | Fall 1991

  • The Enviroment and Culture of the Nile p. 1 by Dr. J. Donald Hughes
  • The Obelisk: Sun Symbol of Ancient Egypt p. 4 by Mary Pratchett
  • Update on 3D CT Scan on DMNH Mummy p. 6 by Dr. Robert Pickering
  • House of Scrolls (Book Reviews) p. 7 Pharaoh's People: Scenes from Life in Imperial Egypt by T. G. H. James Reviewed by Evan Mitchell
  • Ostracon Volume 01-4 | Spring 1990

  • "First Egyptians" Curator Dr. Michael Hoffman Dies: A Retrospective of His Work p. 1 - 3 by Barbara Fenton
  • John Romer's Struggle to Save the Monuments of Ancient Egypt p. 4 - 5 Interview with the editors
  • Journey to the Past p. 6 - 7 by Dr. Robert W. Krenzer
  • The Beautiful Nefertiti: Will She Grace the Island Museum Again? p. 8 Translated by Dr. J Donald Hughes
  • House of Scrolls Book Review p. 9 The Dawn of Conscience by James Henry Breasted Reviewed by Gary Knapp
  • The Stone Column p. 10 by Barbara Stone
  • Ostracon Volume 01-3 | Spring 1990

  • Ostracon Provides a Wealth of Information by Ordinary People by Jonnaa C. Castle
  • Sophisticated Sciences Used by Egyptians by David Pepper
  • Journey to the Past by Dennis McDonald
  • Modern Calendar Originated in Ancient Times By Frank Pettee
  • House of Scrolls Book Review: Valley of the Kings by John Romer Reviewed by Barbara Fenton
  • The Stone Column by Barbara Stone
  • Ostracon Volume 01-2 | Winter 1989

  • Counting and Accounting the Ancient Way p. 1 - 5 by David Pepper
  • Nothing New Under the Sun: Beauty in Ancient Egypt p. 5
  • The Use of Heroin in Egyptian Medicine p. 5 - 6 by Loretta Ivory
  • From the House of Scrolls (Book Reviews) p. 6 The Search For Omm Sety by Jonathan Colt and Hanny El Zeini Reviewed by Ruth Ann Vaiana
  • News from Egypt: Excerpts from the newsletter of The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities p. 7
  • Pages