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The Eloquent Peasant Egyptian Justice

<i>The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant</i> is a literary work from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782 BCE) which illustrates the value society placed on …

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Dodekaschoinos

The Dodekaschoinos (literally "Twelve Cities" in Greek) was the name of a region in Lower Nubia that became an important province of the Ptolemaic …

Balance the Law in Ancient Egypt

Egyptian law was based on the central cultural value of <i>ma'at</i> (harmony and balance) which was the foundation for the entire civilization. <i>Ma’at</i> was …

Ancient Egyptian Law - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Ancient Egyptian culture flourished through adherence to tradition and their legal system followed this same paradigm. Basic laws and legal …

Egyptian Empire

The Egyptian Empire rose during the period of the New Kingdom (c. 1570- c. 1069 BCE), when the country reached its height of wealth, international …

The Art of the Amarna Period

Over the course of Akhenaten’s reign, it is known that at least two different sculptors were employed in the service of the king. The first, a man …

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Social Structure in Ancient Egypt

The society of ancient Egypt was strictly divided into a hierarchy with the king at the top and then his vizier, the members of his court, priests …

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Ancient Egyptian Vizier

The vizier in ancient Egypt was the most powerful position after that of king. Known as the <i>djat</i>, <i>tjat</i>, or <i>tjati</i> in ancient Egyptian, a vizier was the …

Fayum

The Faiyum (also given as Fayoum, Fayum, and Faiyum Oasis) was a region of ancient Egypt known for its fertility and the abundance of plant and …

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Senusret III

Senusret III (c. 1878-1860 BCE, also known as Senwosret III, Sesostris III) was the 5th king of the 12th Dynasty of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt …

Thutmose III's Battle of Megiddo Inscription

The Battle of Megiddo (c. 1457 BCE) is one of the most famous military engagements in history in which Thutmose III (1458-1425 BCE) of Egypt defeated …

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Thutmose III at The Battle of Megiddo

The ancient site of Megiddo was the scene of a number of battles in antiquity and is best known as the source of the word a<i>rmageddon</i>, the Greek …

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Police in Ancient Egypt

In any society, members of the community recognize they are required to restrain certain impulses in order to participate in the community. Every …

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Per-Ramesses

Per-Ramesses (also known as Pi-Ramesses, Piramese, Pr-Rameses, Pir-Ramaseu) was the city built as the new capital in the Delta region of ancient …

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The Temple of Hatshepsut

Among the duties of any Egyptian monarch was the construction of monumental building projects to honor the gods and preserve the memory of their …

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Tomb Robbing in Ancient Egypt

The tombs of the great kings and nobles of Egypt were built to safeguard the corpse and possessions of the deceased for eternity and yet, while many …

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The Statuary of Maatkare Hatshepsut

One of the most fascinating aspects of the female pharaoh Maatkare Hatshepsut’s reign (1479 - 1458 BCE) is the artwork she left behind. Art served an …

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Deir el-Medina

Deir el-Medina is the modern Arabic name for the worker’s village (now an archaeological site) which was home to the artisans and craftsmen of Thebes …

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The First Labor Strike in History

The most important cultural value in ancient Egypt was harmony; known to the Egyptians as <i>ma’at</i>. <i>Ma’at</i> was the concept of universal, communal, and …

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The Report of Wenamun: Text Commentary

The literature of the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782 BCE) is justly famous as some of the best the culture ever produced. Great works like <i>The</i> …

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The Report of Wenamun the Perils of Living in the Past

Wenamun waits around for nine days but the thief is not found and the money unrestored, so he leaves Dor and solves his problem by robbing a ship …

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Trade in Ancient Egypt

Trade has always been a vital aspect of any civilization whether at the local or international level. However many goods one has, whether as an …

The Battle of Pelusium: A Victory Decided by Cats

The ancient Egyptians had a great reverence for life in all its forms. Life had been given by the gods and reverence for it extended beyond human …

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Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon (also known as el-Colossat or el-Salamat) are two monumental statues representing Amenhotep III (1386-1353 BCE) of the 18th …

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Letters to the Dead in Ancient Egypt

In the biblical Book of Luke, the story is told of Lazarus and the Rich Man in which a man of wealth and the poorest beggar both die on the same day. …

A Brief History of Egyptian Art

Art is an essential aspect of any civilization. Once the basic human needs have been taken care of such as food, shelter, some form of community law, …

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Ancient Egyptian Art

The artworks of ancient Egypt have fascinated people for thousands of years. The early Greek and later Roman artists were influenced by Egyptian …

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Jobs in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, the people sustained the government and the government reciprocated. Egypt had no cash economy until the coming of the Persians in …

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Music Dance in Ancient Egypt

Music and dance were highly valued in ancient Egyptian culture, but they were more important than is generally thought: they were integral to …