Category: Ancient Egypt



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Who’s culture is it, anyway?

When you visit museums in the principal cities around the world, you see all sorts of artifacts from many cultures and epochs. A sizable portion of these objects were taken out of their original...

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Egyptomania – Egypt in the popular western culture

Egyptomania is the term that best describes the western fascination with ancient Egyptian culture and history. To the western imagination, ancient Egypt is often seen as an out of this world civilization. For centuries,...

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Ancient Egypt’s Beauty Secrets Revealed

Ancient Egypt has not only given us the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. The beauty treatments and procedures that many of us are enjoying nowadays are in fact inspired or derived from the...

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Perfume in Ancient Egypt

Perfume was at the centre of aesthetics and therapeutics for both men and women in Ancient Egypt. Although the techniques used are mostly unrecorded, historians look to the literature of Greek and Roman writers...

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Nefertari – Beloved of Mut

Ramses the Great had a total of eight Royal Wives, but no doubt Nefertari was her most beloved. Nefer means beautiful in ancient Egyptian, and she is thus portrayed in all statues and painted...

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The Amazing Discovery of the Bust of Nefertiti

Ever since the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti, this beautiful limestone portrait has been regarded as one of the greatest art masterpieces in the world. It was found in the atelier of the...

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Female Rights in Ancient Egypt

Replica Painting by Ben Morales-Correa There appears to be no distinction between male and female rights in Ancient Egypt. Women had a unique position in comparison to other ancient societies. They could buy, sell...

Book of the Dead – The Papyrus of Ani 0

Book of the Dead – The Papyrus of Ani

The Papyrus of Ani is the most remarkable example of the ancient egyptian Book of the Dead, while the so called Book of the Dead is the most well known written document of ancient egyptian...

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Ancient Egypt Mummies

Wrap it up “Mummy” comes from the Persian word “mummiya”, meaning tar, pitch or any black sticky substance. Ancient Egypt mummies are the earliest examples of the science of embalming, perfected and practiced by...