Sunday, May 22, 2022

Ancient Egypt and the United States – Origins & Firsts in History

The ideal that was central to the ancient Egyptian civilization was the concept of Ma`at. The continuance of civilization and social progress rests upon...

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,...

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...

Abu Simbel’s History: The Great Temples of Ramesses II

Located on the west bank of the Nile south of Aswan, in what used to be Nubia, the temples of Abu Simbel were completely...

The History of the Ptolemaic Period: The Last Dynastic Era of Ancient Egypt

The Ptolemaic Period began with the invasion of Ancient Egypt by the Macedonian King Alexander the Great in 333 BC. It is called the...

Akhetaten, the City of Akhenaten at Amarna

In the fifth year of his reign Akhenaten, Egypt's first and only monotheistic pharoah, moved his entire court from Karnak 230 miles north to...

How King Tut May have Died

Researchers have studied the remains of King Tutankhamun for over 90 years and are still unable to decisively conclude what caused his death. Ancient Egyptian...

Ramesses II’s “Little” Temple

Son of Seti I and one of the last pharoah's of the New Kingdom's 19th Dynasty, Ramesses II is one of the most widely...

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...

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...