Athenian men married out of ...MARRIAGE
Athenian men married out of a sense of civic duty and put off the fateful day until the age of 30 or more, at which time they married girls of half their age whose youth made them more easily controlled. In contrast, Ancient Egyptian men and women valued and enjoyed each other's company....
A SHORT STORY
...by Roy...A SHORT STORY
...by Roy Gerrard; Farrar, Strauss, Girous, NY, 1994.
One morning while at play, Hamut and his sister, Nekatu, two Egyptian children, found a baby crocodile. Each day they fed him and swam with him in the Nile River. One day Nekatu and Hamut spied a boat. They climb...
Reading literary complaints farmer eloqu...Reading literary complaints farmer eloquent
??? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ????? ??? ?????? ???????? ??????? ???? ???? ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????????? ???? ??????? ?????? ?????? ??? ??????? .. The farmer eloquent complaints formulated by the ruling Pharaonic and literary and creative manner of the gr...
The Enemies of Ancient Egypt
The ea...The Enemies of Ancient Egypt
The earliest depictions we have of Egyptian kings portray the motif of prostrate foreigners as a symbol of Egyptian supremacy over the rest of mankind. For example, the Narmer Palette shows the king in his efforts to rid the world of such aberrations as the "vile As...
Pyramid of King Djoser...Step Pyramid
Pyramid of King Djoser (c. 2667-2648 BC) at Saqqara - the first pyramid. The architect was Imhotep. The tomb was originally conceived as a huge mastaba. It was gradually enlarged to a six-stepped structure, rising to a height of 60 m in the middle of the pyramid complex. The whole ...
Early Dynastic Period
Imhotep Netjerikh...Early Dynastic Period
The Ancient Egypt Site created by Jacques Kinnaer Last update: 10 February, 2007
Little is known about the historical Imhotep. Apparently, he was a commoner at birth who lived during the reigns of Netjerikhet and his succ...
EGYPTIAN SOLAR BOAT
In ...EGYPTIAN SOLAR BOAT
In 1950, Kamal el-Mallakh an architect and archaeologist, was working as an Antiquities Inspector at Giza, when he first noticed a thin line of mortar which delineated the edge of a pair of long narrow pits, end to end, on the south side of the Great Pyramid of K...
Jean Francois Champollion
The Father of...Jean Francois Champollion
The Father of Egyptology
Anyone who has studied ancient Egypt will be familiar with Jean Francois Champollion. He was, after all, credited with deciphering hieroglyphics from the Rosetta Stone and thus giving scholars the key to understanding hieroglyphics. For this e...
The nuclear family was the f...The Family
The nuclear family was the fundamental social unit of ancient Egypt. The father was responsible for the economic well-being of the family. Upper-class men often became scribes or priests, while lower-class men often were farmers, hunters, potters, or other craftsmen. The mother supervise...
Building the Pyramids
How were the py...Building the Pyramids
How were the pyramids built? This question has puzzled scientist for centuries and still continues to puzzle experts today. To date, there has been no documentation or clues that have given Egyptologists answers about the construction of the pyramids. Because there are many ...
HOREMHEB (IN PHOTO VICTOR MATURE AS HPRE...HOREMHEB (IN PHOTO VICTOR MATURE AS HPREMHEB )
At the time of Tutankhamun's death, Egypt was engaged in a fairly major confrontation with the Hittites that ended in a defeat at Amqa not far from Kadesh. Though we do not know whether Horemheb was leading the Egyptian troops in this battle, he appe...
GIRLS WENT PLAYING
Some games, like t...GIRLS WENT PLAYING
Some games, like the one the girls are playing in the picture , were played with implements, and balls were the most popular among these.
With rubber unknown, balls were made of a leather skin filled with chaff, dry papyrus reeds tied tightly together, string or rags. Boys aga...
Senet - a board game from ancient Egypt
...Senet - a board game from ancient Egypt
Board games were very common in ancient Egypt and people from all levels of society played them. Many game boards from ancient Egypt have been found by archaeologists. However, the rules explaining how to play these games have not survived. By studying ga...
Safe and coming home
A 26th-dynasty lim...Safe and coming home
A 26th-dynasty limestone relief and a 19th-Dynasty ushabti (spirit model) figurine are the latest objects to be retrieved from abroad, Nevine El-Aref reports
The two ancient Egyptian objects were saved for the nation when the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) su...
Building and the Status of Stone
Anci...Building and the Status of Stone
Ancient Egyptians used two words for stones; one to denote precious stones, such as turquoise and emerald brought in small bags from eastern mines, red carnelian from Nubia and lapis lazuli from Asia. Semi-precious stones were used most adroitly in making amulets ...
A SENET GAME BETWEEN A LION AND AN ANTIL...A SENET GAME BETWEEN A LION AND AN ANTILLOP ,COULD IT BE A FAIR GAME?...
Toys and games
Ancient Egyptian child...Toys and games
Ancient Egyptian children loved to play. Tomb scenes show that youngsters kept several kinds of pets?dogs, kittens, ducks and pigeons. Mirror handles show young girls with pets in their arms. They also played with the family livestock of goats and cows.
The kids had plenty of to...
Near the remains o...Alabaster Sphinx
Near the remains of Memphis stands the Alabaster Sphinx. The Alabaster Sphinx was carved in honor of an unknown Pharaoh most likely during the eighteenth dynasty, between 1700 and 1400 BC. Although there was not an inscription, the facial features suggest that it was in honor o...
Female Figure with Raised Arms. Egyptian...Female Figure with Raised Arms. Egyptian. Pre-dynastic period (Naqada II culture)
c. 3650-3300 BCE terracotta...
USING DIFFERENT LIGHT EFFECTS,THIS IS HO...USING DIFFERENT LIGHT EFFECTS,THIS IS HOW THE LADY NEFERT WIFE OF RA HOTEP LOOKS LIKE ....
A 3D IMAGINARY PAINTING OF PRIESTS IN TH...A 3D IMAGINARY PAINTING OF PRIESTS IN THE TEMPLE ....
3800-year-old mummy gets a face
Resea...3800-year-old mummy gets a face
Researchers at Waseda University?s Institute of Egyptology unveiled the computer-generated facial image of an ancient Egyptian military commander that lived about 3,800 years ago. The image is based on CAT scans taken of a mummy.
Researchers claim the mummy, whi...
Ancient Egyptian Jewel Chest from the To...Ancient Egyptian Jewel Chest from the Tomb of Tutankhamun's possible great grandparents, Yuya and Tjuya, is made of wood, decorated with gilding, ivory, faience and ebony. The colors are so fresh it looks like it was made yesterday.
Model representing baking, brewing and b...Model representing baking, brewing and butchery
A group of servant figures, originally dressed in miniature linen garments, are shown engaged in the preparation of food and drink for the deceased. A man pounds grain in a mortar, while a squatting woman tends t...
Sunk Relief of Egyptian Princess Eating ...Sunk Relief of Egyptian Princess Eating a Duck...