Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Second Intermediate Period in Ancient Egypt

The period between 1675 and 1553 BC, Egypt's great glories in the past, saw decline under a succession of ineffective, as well as weak...

Egyptian Artisans Strike: First Recorded Labor Strike in History

The workmen who built the tombs of the New Kingdom Kings and Queens, were not ordinary laborers. Some, like Sennedjem, had their own tombs...

Egyptian Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Sitamun

Sitamun was the eldest daughter of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiye, and she was elevated to the rank of a Great Royal Wife of...

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...

Egyptian Mummification – Mummification Process

Learn how to make a mummy, along with information on Egyptian canopic jars, and the Egyptian afterlife. Early Egyptians had a short life span and...

Ancient Egyptian Archery

The development and design of bows and arrows used for warfare by the armies of Ancient Egypt The bow is an almost universal weapon, and...

Scribes in Ancient Egypt

Scribes were important people in Ancient Egypt. They carried out both administrative and religious function and were highly prized for their skills. The role of...

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...

Queens of the 18th Dynasty: Mutemwiya’s Rise to Prominence

The lesser wife of Tuthmosis IV acted as a Regent for their son Amenhotep III, and received an honorary position and divine status during...

Sneferu, King in 4th Dynasty Egypt: The Benevolent Pyramid Builder

Sneferu was so amiable he offered to replace a turquoise charm lost in the river by a palace lady. But he took prisoners and...