Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Nesyamun, the Leeds Mummy: Egyptian Priest of Amun at Karnak

Nesyamun (previously known as Natsef-Amun) is an Egyptian mummy from around 1100 BC, currently held in Leeds City Museum. He arrived in the museum...

Pepy I Meryre, King of Egypt: Survivor of a Queen’s Conspiracy and Named a...

Pepy is said by Flinders Petrie to have left more monuments, large and small, than any other ruler before the Middle Kingdom. He built...

Early Egyptian Soldiers

The army of the Middle Kingdom (2055 - 1650 BC) was an infantry force - horses had not yet been introduced to Egypt. Troop types There...

Cocaine Mummies

Traces of cocaine and nicotine found in Egyptian mummies have created speculation about contact with the New World in ancient times. In 1992 the German...

Bread and Beer in Ancient Egypt

Bread and beer were the staples of the Ancient Egyptian diet. This article discusses the importance of bread in the Ancient Egyptian life. Bread in...

The Real Cleopatra, the “Demented Queen”

How close to the truth are the myths told on stage, screen, and page about the extravagance of Alexandria and its seductive Greek queen,...

The history of the Old Kingdom

It was during the Egyptian Old Kingdom (2613-2181 BC) that the institution of kingship was first consolidated. Out of tribal squabbles in the pre-dynastic...

Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

Learn about the different kinds of gods and goddesses Ancient Egyptians worshipped and how Egyptians believed they would get into the afterlife. The goddess most...

How the Ancient Egyptians Understood the Role of the Pharaoh

In a world where the whispers of a democratic state have infiltrated nearly every nation, the concept of a successful centralized government with a...

Khufu: Tyrant and Great Pyramid Builder

World famous for commissioning the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, Khufu was a tyrannical...