Al-Ahram Weekly Online   19 - 25 June 2008
Issue No. 902
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Mapping Djoser's Step Pyramid
A laser scanning survey is the latest technology used to record the recent state of Egypt's oldest royal stone complex, Nevine El-Aref reports
Palatial museum for Assiut
The exquisite, early 20th-century residential palace of Alexan Pasha will soon be converted into the Assiut National Museum, Nevine El-Aref reports.
When grain was currency
A large administrative building and silos thought to be the largest grain bins from the ancient Egyptian era ever found are the latest discoveries at Tel Edfu. Nevine El-Aref reports on a site that is providing fresh clues about the emergence of urban life in ancient times

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