Thutmose III – the Greatest Pharaoh

Menkheperre Thutmose III was the sixth Pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty. His egyptian name Djehutymes means “Born of Thoth”, the god of writing and wisdom. This pharaoh is regarded by egyptologists and other experts in ancient egyptian history as the greatest Read More …

Sphinx Facts

Here are some interesting Sphinx facts to know before your tour of the Giza necropolis. They will help you appreciate even more this fabulous Egypt icon. The Great Sphinx of Egypt is part of the funerary complex of the Egyptian Read More …

Social Structures of Ancient Egypt

The pyramid has been used as a visual metaphor to describe the social structures of ancient Egypt. The position of an individual in the social pyramid was determined by birth circumstances such as class, gender and race, and the relationship Read More …

Who’s culture is it, anyway?

Fighting the tomb raider 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 context by Read More …

Ramses the Second of Egypt

Ramses the Second of Egypt, also known as Ramesses the Great and alternatively transcribed as Ramses and Rameses is the greatest pharaoh of the 19th Dynasty, and one of the most well known Egyptian kings, comparable in fame to King Read More …

The Amazing Discovery of the Bust of Nefertiti

Ever since the amazing 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 famed ancient Egyptian sculptor Thutmose Read More …

Great Pyramid of Giza – a Building Plan Theory

No drawing plan for the building of Khufu’s pyramid (or any other pyramid for that matter) have survived. Common sense dictates that ancient Egyptian architects must have prepared a plan much like any modern major building project requires. Ole J. Read More …

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 and relief paintings and artefacts to Read More …

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 civilization. An important part of ancient Read More …