Friday, June 24, 2022

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...

Sobek, Ancient God of the Crocodile in Egyptian Mythology

Crocodiles are believed to be over 200 million years old. These fierce and powerful creatures were feared and worshiped in the Nile Valley. Crocodiles are...

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...

Ankhesenamun – Ancient Egypt’s Lost Princess: Tragic Forgotten Wife of the Boy Pharaoh, Tutankhamen

If it wasn't for the discovery of Tutankhamen’s all-but-intact tomb, this king of relatively small importance would have remained in obscurity. Had their tombs...

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...

Tutankhamun

Tutankhamun was a relatively unimportant king who ruled for ten years at the end of the 18th dynasty, after the Amarna Period. Tutankhamun's tomb lay...

Military Weapons of Ancient Egypt

The armies of Ancient Egypt basically used three types of offensive weapons and their defensive equipment to oppose the enemies of Pharaoh. Not all the...

The Pharoah Akenaten, His Religion, Art and Disease

This Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty had a brief reign from 1353 - 1336 BCE. It appears that he may have suffered from Froelich's...

Ancient Egypt Highly Developed Medical Care

Egyptian doctors were so far ahead of their times that would be practitioners from Greece, Syria and other nations studied their methods. In addition,...

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...