Focus 1, 27
Forum: Letters 1
Malcolm Lowery: Some Notes on Senmut’s Ceiling 7
Michael Reade: Senmut and Phaeton 10
“Worlds in Collision” and the Birth of Monotheism 18
Lewis M. Greenberg:
“Peoples of the Sea”: an Art Historical Perspective 20
Eric Crew: Electricity in Astronomy (4) 24
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COVER ILLUSTRATION: The astronomical ceiling in the unfinished tomb of Senmut (XVIIIth Dynasty), as shown in the Isis article of 1930 by A. Pogo (first publication: Bull. Met. Mus. of Art, 1923, Vol. 18). It is said to measure approx. 10 x 12ft, At the top: the Southern Panel; the Northern Panel below. West is to the left, East to the right. The four deities in boats on the southern panel are identified (from left) as Saturn, Jupiter (both manifestations of Horus), Sirius (Isis-Sepdet) and Orion (Osiris-Sah). Venus is taken to be represented by the Phoenix (Bennu) at far left, immediately preceded by a tiny figure of Set as Mercury. Mars is absent.