Ancient History Magazine 14

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Egyptian souls had to embark on a long and dangerous journey through the afterlife. This issue explores some of their challenges as well as practical considerations for the life after death.

Reaching for eternity

  • Sandra Alvarez, 'Historical introduction - Finding a happily ever afterlife'.
  • Kara Cooney, 'Good as new - Coffin reuse in the 21st dynasty'.
  • Sandra Alvarez and Kasia Szpakowska, 'Death and demons - The ancient Egypt demonology project'.
  • Julie Ackroyd, 'A shabti is for life - A servant for the hereafter'.
  • Imtraut Munro, '"Life insurance" for the afterlife - Stages of passage in the Book of the Dead?'.
  • Ronald H. Fritze, 'From medicine to monster - Egyptomania and the Egyptian dead'.


  • Murray Dahm, 'Loving the tyrant - Domitia Longina, empress of Domitian'.
  • Shelby Brereton, 'The many lives of cats - Feline friends in ancient Egypt'.
  • Svenja Grosser, 'Outside of the arena - The daily life of gladiators'.
  • Graham Sumner, 'A disastrous success - Cleopatra (1963)'.

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