Vol. 41 / No. 2

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

Lost and Found Fragments of Egyptian Wisdom: Lost and Found Fragments of Egyptian Wisdom

One of the oldest types of ancient Egyptian literature is that known as “instructions” or “wisdom literature”. “Instructions” appeared in […]

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Vol. 48 / No. 2

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

David Randall-MacIver: Explorer of Abydos and Curator of The Egyptian Section

As a young man of 26, the British-born archaeologist and anthropologist David Randall-MacIver began his career working at Abydos as […]

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Vol. 49 / No. 3

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

From Fiction to Festchrift: Book News & Reviews

Nefertiti by Michelle Moran (New York: Crown, 2007). 480 pp., 1 map, 1 family tree, cloth, $24.95, ISBN 978-0-307-38146-0. Reviewed by Jennifer Houser Wegner, Research […]

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Vol. 50 / No. 3

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

Penn Museum’s Youngest Egyptologist Alexander Wegner: Field Experience

Fans of Elizabeth Peter’s Amelia Peabody novels, which are set in late-19th century Egypt, might be familiar with a husband […]

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Vol. 56 / No. 1

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement

At the turn of the last century, long before the Penn Museum began its work at Abydos under David O’Connor […]

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Vol. 56 / No. 2

By: Jennifer Houser Wegner

Sphinx: Celebrating a Centennial in Philadelphia

We have had raised at Memphis a colossal sphinx of Rameses II about 11 feet long, 11 ton weight. The […]

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