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THE POLIO DISEASE WAS KNOWN I...P O L I O
THE POLIO DISEASE WAS KNOWN IN ANCIENT EGYPT AS SHOWN IN THIS RELIEF .
What is Heka?
( Extract from the bo...What is Heka?
( Extract from the book - "Heka - The Practices of Ancient Egyptian Ritual & Magic by David Rankine - for more information on this book click here)
The word heka can mean several things, each contributing to our understanding of the complexities of ancient Egyptian magic. The f...
Every carpenter who bears the adze is we...Every carpenter who bears the adze is wearier than a fieldhand. His field is his wood, his hoe is the axe. There is no end to his work, and he must labor excessively in his activity. At nighttime he still must light his lamp.
The Instructions of Dua-Khety
Carpenters and cabinetmakers worke...
There is some controversy wheth...Slavery
There is some controversy whether there was slavery at all in ancient Egypt. The differences of opinion stem mostly from how slavery is defined . Theory and practice of Egyptian slavery were, as far as we can ascertain, quite different from those of Greece, Rome or the southern states o...
Ancient Egyptian toilet ....Ancient Egyptian toilet ....
Nectanebo I (Louvre) Nect...Nectanebo I
Nectanebo I (Louvre) Nectanebo (Nakhtnebef): pharaoh of Egypt, ruled 378-361/360.
In the fifth century BCE, Egypt was part of the Achaemenid empire. However, in 404, a quarrel started between king Artaxerxes II Mnemon and his younger brother Cyrus, which lasted until 401. The Egyptia...
Dancing dwarfs in ivory. The figures mov...Dancing dwarfs in ivory. The figures move through the use of strings and a pulley.
Found at Lisht during excavations in 1934 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York, which has a fourth dwarf from the set.
Height - 7.8 cm.
Middle Kingdom - 12th Dynasty.
Alopochen ae...Egyptian goose
Swans, ducks and geese (Anatidae)
Related to the shelduck, this pale brown and grey goose has distinctive dark brown eye-patches and contrasting white wing patches in flight. It was introduced as an ornamental wildfowl species...
Doll with Hair of Mud Beads
...Doll with Hair of Mud Beads
The flat wooden doll has hair made of mud beads, which are attached to the head. The head itself is a small ball of black fabric. A white bead stitched to the face represents one eye; the other eye is missing.
The body is a vertical wooden ...
Nut, Sky Goddess, Mother of the Gods...
...Nut, Sky Goddess, Mother of the Gods...
To the ancient Egyptians Nut (Nuit) was the personification of the sky (originally she was a goddess of just the sky at day, where the clouds formed) and the heavens. She was believed to be the daughter of the gods Shu and Tefnut, the granddaughter of t...
FIG GATHERING BY HELP OF 3 PAPOONS...FIG GATHERING BY HELP OF 3 PAPOONS...
DEATH AND DYING
The death and dying a...DEATH AND DYING
The death and dying and the life after death has always fascinated man. We want to now the truth behind near death experiences and become certain that there really is a life after death.
Many books have been written on the subject of death, but most of the works deal mainl...
Griffins had a stout feline ...Griffins
Griffins had a stout feline body and the head of a falcon on a short neck. They were most often winged, but not always. On the early monuments, they are depicted with wings that are horizontal and parallel to the back of the animal in a very similar manner to those represented in Mesopot...
Scientific classific...Nymphaea lotus
Species: N. lotus
Nymphaea lotus, the Tiger Lotus or Egyptian White Water-lil...
INTACT COLOSSUS OF QUEEN TIYE FOUND
T...INTACT COLOSSUS OF QUEEN TIYE FOUND
This intact statue of Queen Tiye, a powerful queen from ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty, was recently discovered at the site of the mortuary temple of powerful pharaoh Amenhotep III, as seen in this photograph taken March 27, 2008.
The 12-foot-tall (3.6-meter-t...
Evidence for the existence of...LADDERS
Evidence for the existence of ladders and scaffolding is found in tomb paintings and temple reliefs from all periods.
An early example is shown here (see above) where soldiers, armed with axes, are climbing a ladder to get into a walled town.
In the Fifth Dynasty tom...
Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings, T...Tomb of Horemheb, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, (showing the king in front of the god osiris)...
The Lute ,first known in Egypt .
Th...The Lute ,first known in Egypt .
The lute first appeared in the archaeological record of Pharonic Egypt at the dawn of the New Kingdom with the emergence of the 18th Dynasty (1540-1307 BCE). It is generally believed that the lute was introduced sometime in the late Second Intermediate Period (1...
THE FAMOUS BLIND MUSICIAN PLAYING HARB ....THE FAMOUS BLIND MUSICIAN PLAYING HARB ....
Other spelling: Sety
Other spelling: Sety
King of Ancient Egypt (1294- 1279 BCE), the 2nd ruler of the 19th Dynasty. In many respects, Seti is the real founder of the dynasty, as his father, Ramses 1 only reigned two years.
Seti was appointed vizier and commander of Sile during the reign of his...
THE SACRED IBIS
The sacred ibis (Thresk...THE SACRED IBIS
The sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus) of ancient Egypt, perched on a standard normally used to hold emblems of deities.
This sign was used as a determinative in the word hb hb meaning "ibis," and in the name of the god Thoth, DHwty.gif DHwty. The sacred ibis was regarded as ...
5 piasters I Love it, it abandoned now...5 piasters I Love it, it abandoned now...
Statue of III. Amenemhet, Middle Empire,...Statue of III. Amenemhet, Middle Empire, XII dinasty, 1840-1800 B.C.,CAIRO MUSEUM...