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I've been very busy this month working on a number of projects, one of which is this newsletter. It includes: Previews of my current projects, a translation of an ancient letter (this will be a feature of future Newsletters), news of recent discoveries in Egypt and news about my new book Imagining Egypt. I've also included a competition with a prize and some free stuff only available to subscribers..

So here is the first Newsletter I hope you like it.

Mark Millmore


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The first tomb to be found in the Valley of the Kings since the discovery of King Tutankhamun in 1922 by Howard Carter.
KV-63 website>>
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Current Projects

Play Sudoku in Hieroglyphics and Hieratic - This is still a work in progress. The project keeps expanding with new ideas being implemented as it develops. It should be ready sometime in January or February 2007.

U.S. Return Rameses

U.S. Museum Returns Ramses I's Mummy to Egypt
A 3,000-year-old mummy that many scholars believe to be Ramses I More>>
Imagining Egypt

The publisher has just sent me a new version of the book's dust jacket. Here is a low res pdf image *Click Here* to see it.

See three sample PDF pages from the Hieroglyphs chapter and Land of the Dead Chapter
*click here* to download them.

For more info about the book go to

Featured Website

This website has a number of tools designed for people interested in the language and literature of ancient Egypt. There's an English-Egyptian dictionary and you can compose sentences using a web-based tool for writing in hieroglyphs.

A Quest for Hatshepsut

We know of only four women who became pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Hatshepsut is the most famous one. More>>

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Ancient Letters

Biridiya of Megiddo - A Letter from a Canaanite ruler to pharaoh - possibly Akhenaten around 1352-1336 BC.

"To the king, my Lord, my God and Sun, thus speaks Biridiya the loyal servant of the king. I prostrate myself at the feet of the king seven times and seven times.

May the king know that since the archers have gone back Labayu, king of Shechem, carries out acts of hostility against me. We cannot pass through the gate and we cannot shear the wool in the presence of Labayu. He knows that you have not given me archers and now he intends to take Meggido. In truth, the city is destroyed by death as a result of pestilence and disease.

Give me one hundred garrison troops to guard the city, lest Labayu take it. Certainly, Labayu has no another intentions. He tries to destroy Meggido."

The Egyptian Math Worksheet Creator

The Egyptian Math Worksheet Creator is base on the amazingly successful Ancient Egyptian Math Problems. These Math puzzles are used by thousands of teachers around the world and now with Worksheet Creator you can make your own math puzzles.

The Egyptian Math Worksheet Creator is primarily a teaching aid but it is also for anyone who wants to have a bit of fun with mathematics Egyptian style. More>>

Imagining Egypt

My book will be published in the spring and you will be able to purchase a copy of Imagining Egypt from most bookshops in the USA and Canada.

It has taken me two years to produce the 192 pages of text and 600 illustrations. While doing research in Egypt my wife and I produced over 2000 photos. (Some of which I hope to make available to Newsletter subscribers next year.)

I will be producing a special signed edition which will include a bookmark and a CD containing a free copy of the Hieroglyphic Print Machine (still on the drawing board as yet). This version of the book will only be available from the website.

If you would like to register your interest in obtaining a copy of this special edition *click here* to send me an eMail - Please include your name.
 Other Stuff

I work on many different projects and here's one I've just launched. I call it an MP3 album. The music is by Andy Sheppard - an old friend. Those of you who own Discovering Ancient Egypt the CD ROM will have listened to his music on the movie clips. More>>

 Free Desktop Background

This is an illustration for a novel I've been trying to finish for three years never seem to have the time. *Click Here* to download

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 Free Stuff

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