Category: Ancient Egypt

EGYPTOLOGY FOR THE REST OF US: Ancient Egypt and Egyptology information about the art, history and culture of ancient egyptian civilization.



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Alexander the Great Biography

The Man and the Myth Alexander the Great biography is an epic tale of mythic dimensions. Here is a story of a man capable of uniting most of the world known to the ancient Greeks under the rule of a...

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Famous Egyptian Tombs in the Valley of the Kings

Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62) – Arguably the most famous tomb in the Valley and the scene of Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of the almost intact royal burial of the young king. Compared to most...

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Howard Carter, Egyptologist

The great discoverer of the treasures of King Tutankhamen, Howard Carter, was born on May 9, 1874 to Samuel John and Martha Joyce (Sands) Carter in Kensington, England. A sick, home schooled child, Carter...

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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

By Janet Martin 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...

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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 reliefs....

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The 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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Dendera Zodiac

The Dendera zodiac is an ancient Egyptian bas-relief from the ceiling of the pronaos of a chapel dedicated to Osiris in the Hathor temple at Dendera. The chapel was begun in the late Ptolemaic period and its pronaos...

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Female Rights in Ancient Egypt

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 and inherit land, the most valuable commodity of Ancient Egypt’s slavery-feudal...