About us

Ancient Egypt is the world's leading Egyptology magazine, exploring the history, people and culture of the Nile Valley. Now in a larger format with a fresh new design, AE brings you the latest news and discoveries, and feature articles covering more than 5000 years of Egyptian history.

Published bimonthly, this glossy well-presented magazine brings readers up to date with the latest news, discoveries, excavations and research into the history of Egypt from Predynastic times through to the modern era.

There are in-depth articles on the building of the pyramids, the lives of the great pharaohs, brewing and agriculture, health and disease, gods and goddesses, tombs and temples and ancient Egyptian art and culture. Find out about great Egyptologists and explorers, and ancient priests and peasants; discover more about Egyptian technology and the latest DNA and scanning techniques. How did Tutankhamun die? How did hieroglyphic writing work? What did ancient Egyptians eat for breakfast?

All this plus guides to museum collections, reviews of the latest books and major worldwide conferences and exhibitions.

Editorial team

J. Peter Phillips, Editor

Peter has written and published books on ancient Egypt. He lectures on the subject to Egyptology societies in the UK and abroad, and is Chair of the Manchester Ancient Egypt Society. He is a retired IT professional and has a particular interest in ancient Egyptian architecture.

Sarah Griffiths, Deputy Editor

Sarah is a writer, teacher and broadcaster with over 18 years' experience with the BBC. She holds the Certificate in Egyptology from the University of Manchester, where she also studied for the BSc Zoology and Postgraduate Certificate in Education, and was awarded a Master of Science in Animal Breeding from Edinburgh University.

Professor Rosalie David OBE, Consultant Editor

Professor Rosalie David has achieved world renown for her pioneering work in investigating mummies using non-destructive techniques. A former Keeper of Egyptology at the Manchester Museum, Rosalie became Director of the KNH Centre for Biological and Forensic Studies in Egyptology at The University of Manchester. Her research work into the Schistosomiasis disease has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Anglo-French Medical Society and she was awarded an OBE in recognition of her services in Egyptology.