I have often been asked whether the Egyptians used drugs to induce dreams. This paper aims to address that question primarily as it relates to dream reports recorded prior to Egypt’s Late Period.
The subsidiary temple constructed by Nekhtnebef (Nectanebo I) as a barque-station on the cross-axis of the Amun-Temple at Tell el-Balamun has been the subject of excavation during various seasons of excavation at the site by the British Museum, most recently in Spring 2004. The accumulated understanding of the monument gained through this work is now sufficient to present some conclusions on its design and how it compares with other temples of the period.
Egyptian-style sculptures from the Roman period are often dismissed as modern forgeries on account of their unusual proportions and stylised features. This article considers the Imperial Roman fashion of using Egyptian and Egyptianising sculptural representations concentrating on three statues of questionable authenticity.