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British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

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Department of Egypt and Sudan
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The British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan (BMSAES) is a peer-reviewed, academic publication.

BMSAES is dedicated to presenting research on aspects of ancient Egypt and Sudan and the representation of those cultures in modern times. It is available to view and download free of charge.

Launched in 2002 as one of the first Egyptological online journals, it has moved from being a responsive journal to a platform for publishing groups of papers around particular themes, such as Egyptian papyri or studies on ancient Naukratis.

The journal offers scholars the opportunity to include a large number of colour images, and other multimedia content where appropriate. Articles do not need to concern British Museum objects or projects, and accepted papers will be published as soon as possible there is no defined publication deadline, as with print journals.

Featured issues

Issue 25: December 2019 comprises an article presenting the outputs of a multi-disciplinary collaboration of scholars from the Departments of Egypt and Sudan, Middle East and Conservation at the British Museum. It combines research into, and conservation of, a group of glazed tiles found at the Assyrian city of Nimrud, which depict military scenes in Egypt.

The renewed study of these long-known objects with, as presented here, the first detailed drawings and photographs of all the surviving fragments, in addition to newly identified and discovered fragments, enables the authors to thoroughly reassess the discovery, production and narrative content of the tiles in relation to other known later-Sargonid glazed material and artwork. It demonstrates how the close study of objects and archives, even seemingly well-published material, can yield significant results in understanding key issues, in this case the development of architecture and Egyptian influence on Assyrian art.