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By Ancient History Encyclopedia www.ancient.eu | A selection of the most popular articles on ancient Egypt from Ancient History Encyclopedia. Including mythology, mummies and pharaohs.

What happened to the Great Library at Alexandria?

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, …

Archaeology

Senebkay, first Pharaoh to die in Battle

Senebkay's skull shows clear impact marks of an axe In collaboration with the Ministry of Antiquities, a University of Pennsylvania team discovered …

Pharaoh

Taposiris Magna Stele: Another Rosetta Stone

Stela found at Taposiris Magna, inscribed in Hierglyphic and Demotic side by side. The SCA Archaeological Mission in collaboration with the Catholic …

Rosetta Stone

The Tomb Chapel of Nebamun

The British Museum in London is rim-filled with treasures. Not only does its Mesopotamian section blow your mind, but you can continue and wander …

Tomb

The Mystery of the Great Sphinx

Buried for most of its life in the desert sand, an air of mystery has always surrounded the Great Sphinx, causing speculation about its age and …

The Gifts of Isis

A story on a papyrus dating from the 2nd century CE relates that the goddess Isis, bestowing gifts on humanity, gave as much power and honor to women …

The Egyptian Amulet: Pious Symbols of Spiritual Life

Material Objects & Cultures

Material objects convey volumes about the people who possessed them. Cultures and societies in every generation are in …

The Battle of Kadesh and the First Peace Treaty

Ramesses II (known as Ramesses The Great) ruled Egypt for 67 years in the 12th century BCE and, today, the Egyptian landscape still bears testimony …

Historical Accuracy in the Film Agora

In 2009, film director Alejandro Amenabar brought the story of Hypatia of Alexandria (c. 370-415 CE) to the screen through the feature film Agora. …

Christianity