The Ostracon


The Ostracon is published annually by members of the Egyptian Study Society. The ESS is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to study Ancient Egypt. It is an associate group of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Articles are contributed by members and scholars on a voluntary basis. Member participation is encouraged. Nothing may be reprinted in whole or part without written permission of the author. The opinions expressed in The Ostracon do not necessarily represent the views of The Ostracon staff, the Egyptian Study Society, or the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Ostracon Volume 25-1 | Fall 2014

  • Tausert Temple Project: 2014 Season University of Arizona Egyptian Expedition by Pearce Paul Creasman, Rebecca Caroli, Tori Finlayson, and Bethany Becktell p. 3
  • Nefertiti’s Left Eye: An Enigma by Stephanie Denkowicz p. 12
  • Ostracon Volume 24-1 | Fall 2013

  • Tausert Temple Project: The 2013 Season and Other Notes p. 3 by Pearce Paul Creasman
  • Did the May Kamil Meteorid Contribute to the Downfall of the Old Kingdom? p. 12 by Aly Barakat
  • The Meidum Pyramid: Clues for an Undiscovered Chamber p. 21 by Charles Rigano
  • Ostracon Volume 23-1 | Fall 2012

  • Tausert Temple Project: Report for the 2011 Season p. 3 by Pearce Paul Creasman
  • Problem No. 48 of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus p. 8 by George M. Hollenback
  • Year Counts in the Egyptian Calendar p. 11 by James Lowdermilk
  • Ostracon Volume 22-1 | Fall 2011

  • Tausert Temple Project: 2010 - 11 Season p. 3 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Preliminary Report on the Discovery of the Lost Ancient Copper Mines of Gebel Safariat, Southwest Sinai, Egypt p. 11 by Aly A. Barakat
  • An "Unknown Weapon" of Ancient Egypt: Identifying a Mystery Weapon in a Work by Sir Francis Burton p. 17 by Don Arp, Jr.
  • Ostracon Volume 21-1 | Fall 2010

  • The Tausert Temple Project: Report for the 2009-10 Season p. 3 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • The Invasions of Egypt by the Sea Peoples and the End of the Bronze Age p. 12 by Dennis Pricolo
  • The 'Rectangle-Half' in Egyptian Mathematics p. 24 by George Hollenback
  • Ostracon Volume 20-1 | Fall 2009

  • The Tausert Temple Project: 2009 Season p. 3 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Attica Mines, Breece: A Possible Twelfth Century BCE Reference p. 14 by Aly Barakat
  • Executing the Will of Pharaoh: The Roots of Performance Measurement in Ancient Egypt p. 22 by Steven L. Krahn
  • Ostracon Volume 18-1 | Fall 2007

  • The Tausert Temple Project: 2007 Season p. 3 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Book Review: The Middle Kingdom of Ancient Egypt: History, Archeology, and Society p. 11 by Wolfram Grajetzki reviewed by Jane Bigelow
  • The Phoenix and the Benben: The Start of the Egyptian Calendar as the First Time p. 12 by James R. Lowdermilk
  • Ostracon Volume 17-2 | Fall 2006

  • Private Tombs in the New Kingdom: The Creation of Sacred Space p. 3 by Ashleigh Goodwin
  • The Tausert Temple Project: 2006 Season p. 9 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • Bahariya Oasis: In the Footsteps of Dinosaur Hunters p. 13 by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • House of Scrolls: Book Review p. 18 The Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt by Josh Smith reviewed by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • Ostracon Volume 17-1 | Spring 2006

  • How Pyramids Were Built: Where the Evidence and Lack of Evidence Leads p. 3 by Charles Rigano
  • The Tausert Temple: An Additional Feature Discovered in the 2005 Season p. 9 by Richard H. Wilkinson
  • The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri: The Construction and Restoration of a Masterpiece - Part II p. 10 by Bonnie M. Sampsell
  • A Continuous Thread: Flax Spinning in Ancient Egypt p. 14 by Rhonda K. Hageman
  • Coloring the Ancient Egyptian World p. 17 by Heather Van Benthem
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