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Iwnw is an annual peer-reviewed and open-access journal that will issue by the faculty of archaeology at Ain-Shams University in Egypt. The journal publishes original research in all aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage such as history, architecture, arts, philology, religion, museology and conservation. The language of the contributions is ENGLISH. 

The name of this journal is Iwnw matching to the ancient name of Heliopolis. Therefore, let us give you a summary about this journal in the following few lines:

Iwnw is an annual peer-reviewed and open-access journal that will issue by the faculty of archaeology at Ain-Shams University in Egypt. The journal publishes original research in all aspects of archaeology and cultural heritage such as history, architecture, arts, philology, religion, museology and conservation. The language of the contributions is ENGLISH.

Name Country Affiliation e-mail
Abdel Raziq, Ahmad Egypt Ain-Shams University




Anderson,David USA Wisconsin University danderson4@uwlax.edu
Bagnall, Roger S. USA Institute for the Study of the Ancient World- New York University




Berriah, Mehdi Netherlands VrijeUniversiteit Amsterdam





Cassar, Joann Malta Conservation Scientist – University of Malta joann.cassar@um.edu.mt
Dietrich, Raue Germany German Archaeological Institute dietrich.raue@uni-leipzig.de
Eldamaty Mamdouh Egypt Ain Shams University eldamatymamdouh@asu.edu.eg
Hagag, Mona Egypt Alexandria University




Haikal, Fayza Egypt AUC, Cairo fhaikal@aucegypt.edu
Krishnan, K. India M. S. University Baroda Krishnan.msu@gmail.com
Mostafa, Maha Farid Egypt Helwan University




Noshe, Wafika



Egypt Cairo University




Poier, Veronika USA HarvardUniversity




Pradines, Stéphane UK Aga Khan University




Sales, José das Candeias Portugal Universida de Aberta




Theodorakopoulos, Charis



UK Senior Lecturer – Northumbria University




Administration: Dean of the faculty (Prof. Mamdouh Eldamaty: eldamatymamdouh@asu.edu.eg ) and Vice dean of the post graduate studies (Prof. Ahmed Alshouky: ahmad.alshoky@arch.asu.edu.eg ).
Editor in chief: Prof. Hassan Selim (Ain Shams: hassanselim@arch.asu.edu.eg )
Editorial board: Prof. Ali Abdelhalim, (Ain Shams: ali.abdelhalim@arch.asu.edu.eg ),


Dr. Shaimaa Ahmed, (Ain Shams: shaimaa.ahmed@arch.asu.edu.eg ),

Dr. Berriah, Mehdi (Amsterdam/ Vrije Universiteit: m.berriah@vu.nl),

Dr. Hassan Ebeid (Ain Shams: h.ebeid@arch.asu.edu.eg ),

Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim (Ain Shams: mohamed.ibrahim@arch.asu.edu.eg),

Assistant editor(s): Dr. Menna Eldorry (m.eldorry@gmail.com),


Dr. Yasmin Elshazly (yelshazly@arce.org ),

Mr. Islam Ezzat (iezzat@ifao.egnet.net )

Editorial secretary:










Rasha El-Mofatch (rasha.hussein@arch.asu.edu.eg)


All typescripts must be in .doc format, and pdf format. The title of the article should be Times New Roman 14, bold; the author name, and affiliation Times New Roman 12; e-mail address Times New Roman 10. Bibliography size 11.

For Latin characters, please use Times New Roman font, size 12 for the main body of the text, and size 10 for footnotes, which should come at the bottom of each page. Place footnotes numbers at the end of a sentence, directly after the period, without spacing. Interlinear space must be 1.5 in the text and bibliography, and 1.0 in the footnotes.

Please, use the IFAO-Grec Unicode font for texts written in Greek characters.

All texts written in other characters must be provided in a font that follows the Unicode standard.


The title of the manuscript should be written in the middle, 14-point Simplified Arabic/bold for Arabic articles. 12-point times new Roman/bold for English articles. Followed by the Author’s name (without nicknames) in the middle, 13-point Simplified Arabic/Bold, and 12-point Times New Roman for English.


An English abstract of maximum six lines is requested.


Please, select 6 keywords in English


Copies and Format Revised manuscripts should be submitted electronically.

Both text and notes must be double-spaced, singlesided, and in a consistent font type and size (we prefer 12-point Times New Roman for English.

Margins of 1 in. (2.5 cm) should be left on all edges of the page. Create a separate file for each component of the manuscript: For Iwnw articles: (1) abstract, text, and notes; (2) references; (3) figure captions; (4) tables (if any); and (5) appendixes (if any). For monographs: front matter, caption list, chapter 1, chapter 2, etc. Do not embed tables or illustrations in the text or justify (align) the right margin.

All notes should be formatted as footnotes, not endnotes. The different levels of subheadings should be clearly distinguished (e.g., all caps cantered for A-heads; small caps left-aligned for B-heads). Use boldface only for catalogue numbers.



The rules of punctuation set down in the Chicago Manual of Style, 17th ed., are followed. https://www.mvcc.edu/learning-commons/pdf/Chicago_Manual_of_Style_17_Notes_and_Bibliography.pdf


For the transliteration, the Journal adopt the polices of the IFAO See more languageshttps://www.ifao.egnet.net/publications/publier/outils-ed/polices/



References should be given in the following order: author, date, page or column, catalogue number, figure, plate (e.g., Pemberton 1997, p. 57, no. 48, fig. 4, pl. 28). All page references should be expressed fully (e.g., pp. 143–147); “f.” and “ff.” should not be used. The dash should be used for successive lines and pages, but adjacent numbers (figs., pls., inv. nos., etc.) should be separated by a comma (e.g., pp. 22–23, figs. 31, 32, 42–45). When citing a note or figure, include the relevant page number (e.g., Mattusch 1990, p. 39, fig. 2). Use Roman or Arabic numbers for plate references, as they appear in the publication cited. If a plate is subdivided into numbered or lettered illustrations, use a colon to separate the designations: pl. 19:1, pl. 19:a. Use English terms to refer to illustrations: e.g., fig. (figure), not Abb. (Abbildung).

Examples of Citations in Reference Lists and Notes The following examples give the full form to be used in the reference list (R) and the short form to be used in the notes (N).



(R) Sourvinou-Inwood, C. 1978. “Persephone and Aphrodite at Locri: A Model for Personality Definitions in Greek Religion,” JHS 98, pp. 101–121.

(N) Sourvinou-Inwood 1978, pp. 108–111.

Article in an edited volume

(R) Slater, N. 1999. “The Vase as Ventriloquist,” in Signs of Orality: The Oral Tradition and Its Influence on the Greek and Roman World (Mnemosyne Suppl. 188), ed. E. A. Mackay, Leiden, pp. 143–161.

(N) Slater 1999, p. 150, n. 7.

Article in proceedings

(R) Rackham, O. 1989. “The Greening of Myrtos,” in Man’s Role in the Shaping of the Eastern Mediterranean Landscape. Proceedings of the International Quaternary Association Conference on the Effects of Prehistoric Man on the Environment of the Mediterranean and Near East, ed. S. Bottema, G. Entjes-Nieborg, and W. van Zeist, Groningen, pp. 341–348.

(N) Rackham 1989, p. 347.

Book by one author

(R) Trigger, B. G. 1989. A History of Archaeological Thought, Cambridge.

(N) Trigger 1989, pp. 33–45.

Book by more than one author

(R) Davis, N., and C. M. Kraay. 1973. The Hellenistic Kingdoms: Portrait Coins and History, London.

(N) Davis and Kraay 1973, pp. 137–138, pls. 87, 88, 91.

Book with no stated author or editor

(R) Egyptian Art = Five Years of Collecting Egyptian Art, 1951–1956: Catalogue of an Exhibition Held at the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 1956.

(N) Egyptian Art, p. 10.

Book with more than one volume Volumes published in different years:

(R) Hammond, N. G. L. 1972. A History of Macedonia 1: Historical Geography and Prehistory, Oxford.

(R) Hammond, N. G. L., and G. T. Griffith. 1979. A History of Macedonia 2: 550–336 B.C., Oxford.

(N) Hammond 1972, p. 27; Hammond and Griffith 1979, p. 78, pl. I

Volumes published in the same year:

(R) Fraser, P. M. 1972. Ptolemaic Alexandria, 2 vols., Oxford.

(N) Fraser 1972, vol. 1, pp. 68–75; vol. 2, pp. 90–92.

Single volume cited:

(R) Fraser, P. M. 1972. Ptolemaic Alexandria 1, Oxford.

(N) Fraser 1972, p. 68.

Museum catalogue

(R) Higgins, R. A. [1954] 1969. Catalogue of the Terracottas in the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum 1, repr. Oxford.

(N) Higgins [1954] 1969, p. 213, no. 798, pl. 108.

Exhibition catalogue

(R) Kaltsas, N., ed. 2004. Agon (Exhibition catalogue, National Archaeological Museum 2004), Athens. (N) Kaltsas 2004, pp. 312–314, no. 189 (M. Mattei).

Thesis or Dissertation

(R) Billows, R. A. 1985. “Antigonos the One-Eyed and the Creation of the Hellenistic State” (diss. Univ. of California, Berkeley).

(N) Billows 1985, pp. 817–818.

Book review

(R) Yegül, F. K. 1986. Rev. of W. Martini, Das Gymnasium von Samos, in AJA 90, pp. 496–499.

(N) Yegül 1986, pp. 496–498.

Article in an online journal

(R) Wardle, K. A., T. Higham, and B. Kromer. 2014. “Dating the End of the Greek Bronze Age: A Robust Radiocarbonbased Chronology from AssirosToumba,” PLoS ONE 9(9): e106672, doi: 10.1371/journal .pone.0106672.

(N) Wardle, Higham, and Kromer 2014.

(R) Kinzl, K. H. 2006. Rev. of Siewert 2002, in BMCR 2006.07.58, http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2006/2006-07 -58.html.

(N) Kinzl 2006.

(R) Redman, C. L., and A. P. Kinzig. 2003. “Resilience of Past Landscapes: Resilience Theory, Society, and the Longue Durée,” Conservation Ecology 7(1):14, http://www.consecol.org/vol7/iss1/art14.

(N) Redman and Kinzig 2003.

Website (does not need to be included in reference list)


The author concludes his manuscript with the conclusionthat reflects the importance of his/her study and the futures cope in his/her field