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Edition - December, 2012

Discussion: King Apophis and Hippos?

I’ve been tearing through every book I have, pouring over websites, and I can’t seem to find a satisfactory explaination as to the meaning of King Apophis’ message to Pharaoh Seqenenre, wherein Apophis complains about the noise of the hippos in a canal in east Thebes. It has been suggested that the hippos are metaphorical, […] [more…]

Egyptians – The Inventors of Modern Mathematics?

Published in Egyptological In Brief, November 2012.  By Kate Phizackerley Those who know me will be unsurprised that when I reveal I have been intending to write something about Egyptian mathematics for some time.  Barbara O’Neill kindly sent me a link to an open learning section on the Open University website, drawing on material prepared […] [more…]