Egyptian History

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Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator

Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (The Father-loving God, born 62/61 BCE, died 47 BCE) was pharaoh of Egypt from 51 BCE until his death. His reign began …

Egypt

Magic in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, if a woman were having difficulty conceiving a child, she might spend an evening in a Bes Chamber (also known as an incubation …

Ancient Egypt

Heka

Heka is the god of magic and medicine in ancient Egypt and is also the personification of magic itself. He is probably the most important god in …

Spirituality

Ancient Egyptian Medical Texts

Medicine in ancient Egypt was understood as a combination of practical technique and magical incantation and ritual. Although physical injury was …

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Medical Treatments

The Ancient Egyptians were quite advanced in their diagnoses and treatments of various illnesses. Their advancements in ancient medical techniques …

Medicine

Egyptian Medicine

Medical practice in ancient Egypt was so advanced that many of their observations, policies, and commonplace procedures would not be surpassed in the …

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Medicine: The Study and Practice of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

For its time, the study and practice of medicine in Ancient Egypt was revolutionary. Primitive by today’s standards, physicians in Egypt nonetheless …

Medicine

Hyksos

The Hyksos were a Semitic people who gained a foothold in Egypt c. 1782 BCE at the city of Avaris in Lower Egypt, thus initiating the era known in …

Ancient Egypt

Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Mummification is a type of preservation of the dead that was most notably practiced by the Ancient Egyptians. During the Old Kingdom (2750 – 2250 …

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Symbols

Religion in ancient Egypt was fully integrated into the people's daily lives. The gods were present at one's birth, throughout one's life, in the …

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Taxes the Cattle Count

The gods of ancient Egypt freely gave their bounty to the people who worked the land, but this did not exempt those farmers from paying taxes on that …

Ancient Egyptian Agriculture

Agriculture was the foundation of the ancient Egyptian economy and vital to the lives of the people of the land. Agricultural practices began in the …

Ancient Egypt

Tattoos in Ancient Egypt

Tattoos are an ancient form of art appearing in various cultures throughout history. One of the earliest (and possibly the oldest) pattern of tattoos …

Middle East

Color in Ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians had a great appreciation for life which is clearly depicted through their art. Images of people enjoying themselves - whether …

Ancient Egypt

Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt and the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World. It is located on the Giza plateau …

Ancient Egypt

The Admonitions of Ipuwer

<i>The Admonitions of Ipuwer</i> (also known as <i>The Papyrus Ipuwer</i> and <i>The Admonitions of an Egyptian Sage</i>) is a literary text dated to the Middle Kingdom of …

Ancient Egypt

Seshat

Seshat (also given as Sefkhet-Abwy and Seshet) is the Egyptian goddess of the written word. Her name literally means "female scribe" and she is …

Ancient Egypt

Prayer to Thoth for Skill in Writing

MOD<p>The <i>Prayer to Thoth for Skill in Writing</i> is a literary piece dated to c. 1150 BCE from the latter period of the New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570-1069 …

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian writing is known as hieroglyphics ('sacred carvings') and developed at some point prior to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 -2613 …

Ancient History

Ancient Egyptian Literature

Ancient Egyptian literature comprises a wide array of narrative and poetic forms including inscriptions on tombs, stele, obelisks, and temples; …

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egyptian Science Technology

The great temples and monuments of ancient Egypt continue to fascinate and amaze people in the modern day. The sheer size and scope of structures …

Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Papyrus

Papyrus is a plant (<i>cyperus papyrus</i>) which once grew in abundance, primarily in the wilds of the Egyptian Delta but also elsewhere in the Nile River …

Ancient Egypt

Bes

Bes is the ancient Egyptian god of childbirth, fertility, sexuality, humor, and war, but served primarily as a protector god of pregnant women and …

Egyptian Obelisk

An obelisk is a stone rectangular pillar with a tapered top forming a pyramidion, set on a base, erected to commemorate an individual or event and …

Ancient History

Women in Ancient Egypt

One of the central values of ancient Egyptian civilization, arguably the central value, was <i>ma'at</i> - the concept of harmony and balance in all aspects …

Ancient Egypt

The Magical Lullaby of Ancient Egypt

The <i>Magical Lullaby</i> (popularly known as <i>Charm for the Protection of a Child</i>) is an inscription from the 16th or 17th century BCE. The poem exemplifies …

Ancient Egypt

Ghosts in Ancient Egypt

A text known as <i>The Lay of the Harper,</i> dating from the Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE) encourages its audience to make the most of the time because …

Ancient Egypt

A Ghost Story of Ancient Egypt

The best-known ghost story from ancient Egypt is known, simply, as <i>A Ghost Story</i> but sometimes referenced as <i>Khonsemhab and the Ghost</i>. The story dates …

Ancient Egypt

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The …

Ancient Egypt