There was a story in the...Artificial toe
There was a story in the news about an artificial big toe which was found attached to an Egyptian mummy, making it the earliest known prosthetic device. The fake toe belonged to a 50-60 year old Egyptian woman who was unearthed in a tomb near the ancient city of Thebes. It is thought...
Khnum (Khnemu, Khenmu, Khenmew,...Khnum
Khnum (Khnemu, Khenmu, Khenmew, Chnum) was one of the most ancient gods of Egypt, whose worship is thought to have been popular as early as the Predynastic Period. References from the Pyramid Texts of Unas confirm that his worship was long established even at that early stage and the Old Ki...
On Skin Color
Consider well the skin-...On Skin Color
Consider well the skin-tone colors of Osiris, Atum, and others on these walls. These images are enough to show that the Egyptians stressed the almost infinite variety of skin color; it was part of their claim to civilization. They thought of themselves as a crossroads and center of ...
Egyptian musical in...Musical instruments
Egyptian musical instruments were well developed and varied. They included string instruments such as harps, lyres, lutes, percussion instruments like drums, rattles, tambourines, bells (first used during the Late Period) and cymbals (Roman Period), wind instruments like flutes,...
The sky and its stars make music in you....The sky and its stars make music in you.
-- Dendera wall inscription
Frankincense and myrrh wafted through the great pillars in the temple at Dendera Egypt. Harp strings sounded the ancient chords as voices chanted in the processional toward the Holy of Holies. I could sense the timelessness of ...
A Hymn to Osiris
Homage to thee, Osir...A Hymn to Osiris
Homage to thee, Osiris, Lord of eternity, King of the gods, whose names are manifold, whose transformations are sublime, whose form is hidden in the temples, whose Ka is holy, the Governor of Tetut, the mighty one of possessions (?) 2 in the shrine, the Lord of praises in the nom...
Male circumcision and HIV
Male ci...Male circumcision and HIV
Male circumcision is one of the world?s oldest surgical practices; carvings depicting circumcisions have been found in ancient Egyptian temples dating as far back as 2300 BC.
In recent months, the issue of male circumcision and its links to the transmission of HIV...
EGYPTIAN TEMPLE IN MADRID
The Temple ...EGYPTIAN TEMPLE IN MADRID
The Temple of Debod is an ancient Egyptian temple which has been rebuilt in Madrid, Spain.
The temple was built in southern Egypt, very close to the first cataract of the Nile and to the great religious center dedicated to the goddess Isis, in Philae. In the early 2nd...
The name Egypt is derived fro...EGYPT
The name Egypt is derived from the Greek ?Aiguptos?, which was the name given to the Egyptian capital, Het-Ka-Ptah (the house of the spirit of Ptah), which was the city of Men-Nefer (Memphis). The Assyrians called Egypt ?Muzr?, which means the divine source. The Arabs called Egypt ?Masr? ...
THE GRAND HYPOSTYLE COLUMNS HALL OF KARN...THE GRAND HYPOSTYLE COLUMNS HALL OF KARNAK
The hypostyle hall had columns which are invariably very thick and strong, and were obviously intended to carry a great load upon them.
These columns were made in the likeness of a somber tropical forest composed of palm-trees, papyrus stems and lotus...
Dwarfs in ancient Egypt
One example o...Dwarfs in ancient Egypt
One example of a very important dwarf was Seneb, a 4th or early 5th Dynasty dwarf. He was overseer of the palace dwarfs, chief of the royal wardrobe and priest of the funerary cults of Khufu. A fine statue depicts him with his family, including his wife who was of normal s...
"This bush filled...EGYPTIAN BIRDS
"This bush filled with birds of several kinds was painted by Marcus Blackden in 1891. It comes from the same wall of the tomb of Khnumhotep as the fishing scene and is itself only part of a larger scene of the tomb owner catching birds in a net. A variety of species is shown, ...
The obelisk of Thutmose I (Karnak Temple...The obelisk of Thutmose I (Karnak Temple)
This obelisk stands 19.5 meters (64 feet) tall. It was photographed from a distance of approximately 40 meters (130 feet) with a tele-photo lens (400 mm) in five overlapping regions. These images were then stitched together and contrast enhanced. This com...
Akhenaton and Nefertiti
This painted ...Akhenaton and Nefertiti
This painted limestone statuette depicts King Akhenaton and Queen Nefertiti, rulers of Egypt during the Amarna period. During this period, the Egyptians worshiped one god, Aton, who embodied both the male and female principles of the universe. Artists therefore portrayed A...
Sometimes the Egyptian artist tends to s...Sometimes the Egyptian artist tends to set himself free from the strict traditions ....
A reproduction of the previous photo ....A reproduction of the previous photo ....
MUSIC IN ANCIENT EGYPT-
Ancient Egyptia...MUSIC IN ANCIENT EGYPT-
Ancient Egyptian dance and music .
My body says, my lips repeat:
Holy music for Hathor, music a million times,
Because you love music, million times music.
Stela of King Wahankh Intef II
M. Lichtheim, Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 1, p.95
This unusual depiction of...Shake hands
This unusual depiction of a man holding hands with a baboon, from Beni Hasan tomb no. 14, of Khnumhotep I, is in fact a ?determinative? hieroglyph - a sign which has no phonetic value but which helps to clarify the precise meaning of the foregoing signs, which in this case were read a...
HATCHIPSUT ,or the eternal female .
"...HATCHIPSUT ,or the eternal female .
"Tucked away in the western hills where I would be able to greet my father, Amun Ra every morning for all eternity. A mortuary temple to defeat all others. With architecture so skilled it would outshine even the age-old pyramids in the desert."
The era is a ...
Ancient Egypt in modern cartooning ....Ancient Egypt in modern cartooning ....
What crops did the E...Egyptian farming
What crops did the Egyptian Farmers grow?
Egyptians grew crops such as wheat, barley, vegetables, figs, melons, pomegranates and vines. They also grew flax which was made into linen.
The most important crop was grain. The ancient Egyptians used grain to make bread, porridge...
The Lions of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn
Durin...The Lions of Egypt
by Jimmy Dunn
During most of the Pharaonic period, lions were relatively few in Egypt, but were at the same time significant to the Pharaonic Egyptians. Today, we know of no wild lions in Egypt. Their number declined steadily as the more lush climate of the prehistoric period fa...
The Protective Eye of Horus
In ancien...The Protective Eye of Horus
In ancient Egyptian mythology, Horus was one of five offspring of the original pair of Egyptian gods, Ra and Rhea. Horus' siblings were Osiris, Set, Isis, and Nephthys. Osiris succeeded Ra as king of Egypt and married Isis, his sister. Their brother, Set, slew Osiris, ...