Narmer was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the Early Dynastic Period. He was the successor to the Protodynastic King Ka. Many scholars consider him the unifier of Egypt and founder of the First Dynasty and in turn the first king of a unified Egypt.
The Great Sphinx is one of the world’s biggest monuments. It is also one of the most distinguishable artifacts of the ancient Egyptians, though the origins and history of the gigantic structure are still argued.
Ra is the ancient Egyptian deity of the sun. By the Fifth Dynasty, he had become one of the most important gods in ancient Egyptian religion, identified primarily with the sun. Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world. He was the god of the sun, order, kings, and the sky.
The Egyptian god of mummification and the afterlife as well as the patron god of lost souls and the helpless was known as Anubis. He is one of the oldest gods of Egypt, who most likely developed from the earlier (and much older) jackal god Wepwawet with whom he is often confused.
In ancient Egypt, there were two main types of lotus that grew, the white, and the blue. Further to this another type, the pink lotus flower was introduced into Egypt sometime during the late period of their civilization.
The Egyptian god of war, chaos, and storms, brother of Osiris, Isis, and Horus the Elder, uncle to Horus the Younger, and brother-husband to Nephthys.
The daughter, and only child of the 18th-dynasty pharaoh Thutmose I and his spouse Ahmose, was married to her half brother Thutmose II, son of the lady Mutnofret, second wife of Thutmose I.
The wealth of Ramses II’s reign is evident in his opulent building campaign, the largest undertaken by any pharaoh. The temples at Karnak and Abu Simbel are among Egypt’s greatest wonders.
In ancient Egypt, owls were known as ‘keen-sighted hunters’ but were also associated with mourning and death. Owls, interestingly enough, even played a part in a parody of a scene from the Book of the Dead.
The queen of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshipped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc.
Egyptian pyramid construction techniques are the controversial subject of many hypotheses. These techniques seem to have developed over time, later pyramids were not constructed in the same way as earlier ones.
All four of these calcite “canopic” jars belonged to the same person, who lived during the Late Period. Their stoppers were made in the likeness of Horus’s four sons, funerary gods whose role was to guard the internal organs.
The ancient Egyptian year consisted of three seasons, they were four months-long each, at the end of the year the five additional days were treated as outside of the year which was done in honor of the Egyptian gods.
An amphora is a jar with two vertical handles used in classical times for the storage and transportation of foodstuffs such as wine and olive oil.The name from the Greek amphiphoreus meaning ‘carried on both sides’, although the Greeks had adopted the design from the eastern Mediterranean,
Tutankhamun, ancient Egyptian, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty during the New Kingdom of Egyptian history.
Bastet is the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women’s secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. She protected the home from evil spirits and disease, especially diseases associated with women and children.
In ancient Egypt, this magical power was often derived from a combination of several aspects, such as the amulet’s shape, decoration, inscription, color, material, and words spoken over the piece or acts performed with it.
Ancient Egyptian civilization left an indelible mark on history with its monumental achievements and advanced technology. With many of life’s necessities provided by the Nile.
Ancient Egyptians had a pretty unassuming exterior, the houses could be decorated very lavishly depending on the socio-economic class.
The ancient Egyptians ate a wide variety of food. Their diet was low in fat, and rich in fiber and carbohydrates. The Nile gave Egypt fertile land which ensured an abundant and variable food supply. This resulted in a highly-diverse and complex cuisine.
Death was considered a transitional period for ancient Egyptians. They thought that death is a mere stop to then pass to eternity. This was reflected in their beliefs and behavior.
Ancient Egyptians valued cleanliness and personal hygiene. They believed that cleanliness was synonymous with holiness, so they took extra efforts to take care of their bodies, and one of the ways they did that was through their clothing.
The symbolism of the Ankh over history and its magical impacts
The charming ancient Egyptian civilization's beauty routines, worship, transportation, empowerment, and sports
King Tut's treasures and other beautiful ancient Egyptian treasures in Egypt's GEM
At a time while the whole world was surrounded by unknowns and fear, the Egyptian Gods and Goddess took their journey unveiling the mysterious facts of the world