Jane Masséglia (ed.), The Philae Obelisk: Tales from Egypt, Dorset and Outer Space, (CSAD, Oxford, 2016)
The CSAD team behind the recent study of the Philae obelisk at Kingston Lacy have joined forces with colleagues from the British Museum, UCL, GOM UK and the European Space Agency’s Philae Cometary Mission, to produce a booklet to celebrate their campaign to capture and revise the obelisk’s bilingual inscriptions.
The Philae Obelisk: Tales from Egypt, Dorset and Outer Space is aimed at the general reader, and illustrated throughout in colour. It comprises ten chapters on the life of the obelisk, from its origins in Ptolemaic Egypt and its role in the nineteenth-century decipherment of hieroglyphs, to the recent study with RTI and 3D-imaging technology and eponymous space mission.
Contributions come from Alan Bowman, Charles Crowther, Lindsay MacDonald, Rachel Mairs, Jane Masséglia, Kyriakos Savvopoulos, Sarah Norodom, Ben Altshuler, Patricia Usick, Andrew Cuffley, Ian Wright and Judith Pillinger.
Copies are available to purchase, priced £5, from the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, on the second floor of the Ioannou Centre, and by contacting Maggy Sasanow by email: firstname.lastname@example.org