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British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan

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Department of Egypt and Sudan
The British Museum
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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 24: February 2019 comprises papers and additional reflections arising from two workshops organised at the British Museum in 2011 and 2013 as part of the Museum's Naukratis Project. Contributions by archaeologists, Classicists, Egyptologists and other specialists explore the diverse and sometimes contrasting narratives of the different disciplines and the underlying ancient realities.

The first workshop – entitled 'The Nile Delta as a landscape of connectivity' – concentrated on the subjects of transport networks; trade and consumption; Delta industry; and Delta communities. The second workshop was dedicated to 'Religious Naukratis in context'. Some studies put the primary emphasis on cults, sanctuaries and offerings at Naukratis itself, while others aimed to situate Naukratis in the wider perspective of religious phenomena in the Mediterranean area, especially in the context of trading ports, but also in contemporary sites in the Delta and elsewhere.