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TGH James: 1923-2009
Just before Christmas came sad news of the death of TGH James, former Keeper of Egyptian Antiquities at the British Museum. Harry passed away peacefully in hospital in London on 16th December 2009, after an extended illness.

Harry James was born ...

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The Egyptian Collection of William Joseph Myers
DURING THE five and a half centuries of the existence of Eton College, the school has produced prime ministers, soldiers, writers, and men of fame in all fields. Over the years former pupils have expressed gratitude to their old school in countless gifts ...

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The Parthenon in Ruins
Nick Reeves and Dyfri Williams tell the story of the mortar bomb that blew up the Parthenon.

At about 7 o'clock on the evening of 26 September 1687 a mortar bomb fired from a Venetian battery besieging the Acropolis of Athens struck the ...

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Chiddingstone Controversy
Sir, May I be permitted to correct the canard perpetuated in a recent article (“Chiddingstone Venus for sale”, June 2) that “records” indicate the Chiddingstone lady might be a representation of Barbara Villiers? There are no records in existence to suggest ...

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The Case for Nell as Chiddingstone Venus
Sir, As curator of the collection in which Sir Peter Lely’s Venus and Child has held pride of place for more than 50 years perhaps I might be permitted a few words on the identification of the work’s principal sitter (“Nell Gwyn? No, it’s the King’s other ...

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Another New Tomb in the Valley of the Kings?
On Friday 10 February 2006 Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities made public at last what had been rumoured among Egyptologists for many months: the discovery of a new and completely undisturbed tomb in the Valley of the Kings, located beneath ancient ...

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The Small Masterpieces of Egyptian Art - Selections from the Myers Museum at Eton College
On 6 November 2003 the Vice Provost James Cook, Marcia Cook and myself were able to attend the opening, at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO), Leiden, of an exhibition of more than 200 ‘masterpieces’ of ancient Egyptian art on loan to Leiden from the ...

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Mummies at Eton
William Joseph Myers, to whom the College owes its internationally renowned Egyptological collection, was a man with a rare eye for beauty—with the result that, within Eton’s holdings, a number of the less aesthetically pleasing areas of pharaonic culture ...

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Following in the Footsteps of the Pharaohs
Sir,

(p. 196) We were fascinated to read the article by Arnstein and Davison "If the shoe fits", describing the manufacture of a prosthetic toe for a Nigerian lady, which was designed to fit onto a sandal (1).

This modern prosthesis ...

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On Some Queens’ Tombs of the Eighteenth Dynasty
(p. 69) Where, at Thebes, were the queens of the Eighteenth Dynasty interred (1)? The general assumption, among the public at least, is that the pharaohs were buried in the Valley of the Kings and the queens and lesser royal-family members within tombs ...

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