Dear readers, After more than a decade of its existence, we are pleased to launch the first issue of the English edition of Prague Egyptological Studies (XV/2015).
The present issue is devoted to the excavations at Abusir, the principal field of research of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. The individual reports are dedicated to the excavation projects carried out in the pyramid field (Khentkaus III), as well as in the Abusir South area (tomb complex AS 68, the tomb of Shepseskafankh).
In addition to these, you will also find more theoretical studies focusing on the “Khentkaus problem”, which analyses the significance and importance of three women bearing the same name during the Fourth and Fifth dynasties, a study dealing with model beer jars and their typological evolution, an interesting seal with a figure of Bes, and an interpretation of canopic jars bearing significant tokens of past treatment on their bodies.
This issue is available through the e-shop of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague. It is also available as e-journal in pdf, for the lowered price 14 euros.