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Who Built the Great Pyramid Giza

It’s the oldest and the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World.  It is the Great Pyramid of Giza.  It doesn’t need any speculations in reference to the appearance, size, or shape.  It is located in the city of Giza, a necropolis of ancient Memphis, and today it is part of Cairo, Egypt. […]

Who Built the Egyptian Pyramids

According to most beliefs, pyramids were built with the help of great armies of slaves, by the ancient pharaohs of Egypt as tombs for preserving their royal bodies. Pyramids were meant to be monuments to the pharaoh’s greatness, filled with great treasures for the afterlife.  There is only one problem with this popular theory, the […]

The Tomb of Tutankhamen

What does the tomb of tutankhamen and its contents show about the Egyptian concern for the afterlife?   Tutakhamen’s tomb, and the artifacts inside are an indication of the concern the Ancient Egyptians held for the after-life of their king. In 26th Nov. 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the virtually intact tomb of […]

The Magnificence of Ramses II

The history of Ancient Egypt consisted of a number of very powerful rulers known as pharaohs.  These pharaohs were regarded as gods by the Egyptian people.  Every aspect of daily Egyptian life including the weather, and the success of the crops, was supposedly controlled by the pharaohs’ attitude.  Many Egyptians would devote their entire lives […]

Pyramids

Imagine living in Ancient Egypt about 3,000 B.C.  Imagine a society teeming with life and happiness.  Imagine looking around and seeing beautiful buildings, fields of crops, and the great pyramids with their white limestone façade blazing in the sun of the midday.  It would be quite the experience to have lived back then.   The […]

Origin of Heiroglyphics

Ancient Egypt conjures up thoughts of a great civilization, one very advanced for its time.  The Ancient Egyptians invented all different forms of literature, including poetry and short stories, and they were extremely advanced as far as art, medicine, science, and religion went.    One of the more mysterious aspects to Ancient Egyptian civilization was their […]

Hieroglyphic Writing

Right from the beginning the deciphering of the mysterious Egyptian writing fascinated everybody. In 1799 a certain Captain Bouchard of the French Army was supervising work on the fortifications of Fort St. Julian, situated a little more than four kilometers outside the town of Rosetta when hi workmen discovered a stone which was destined to […]

The Pyramids

In my report, I will discuss how the pyramids were built, what purpose they served, the three pyramids at Giza, some messages found on the stones that were used to build pyramids, and what a mastabas is.   Pyramids are tombs built for Egypt’s pharaohs. Pyramids are large structures with four sides that are the […]

Early Egyptian Religious Beliefs and Akhenaten’s Reforms

During the New Kingdom of Egypt (from 1552 through 1069 B.C.), there came a sweeping change in the religious structure of the ancient Egyptian civilization. “The Hymn to the Aten” was created by Amenhotep IV, who ruled from 1369 to 1353 B.C., and began a move toward a monotheist culture instead of the polytheist religion […]

Ancient Egypt

The term culture is one that can be defined in many ways.  Culture is defined as: the ideas, activities, and ways of behaving that are special to a country, people, or region.  Museums such as the Field Museum attempt to give its visitors a sense of the culture and history of different countries, as well […]

Ancient Egyptian Medicine

The Nile river is known almost universally by historians as the cradle of medicine because it passes through the great region of Egypt. Egypt greatly contributed to the western civilization. Their knowledge was far superior to any previous civilization, and many civilizations to come. One of their greatest achievements was in the field of medicine […]

Ancient Egyptian Mathematics

The use of organized mathematics in Egypt has been dated back to the third millennium BC.  Egyptian mathematics was dominated by arithmetic, with an emphasis on measurement and calculation in geometry.  With their vast knowledge of geometry, they were able to correctly calculate the areas of triangles, rectangles, and trapezoids and the volumes of figures […]

Egyptian Art Statue from Metropolitan Museum

This superb pair standing statue remains semi-attached to the limestone block from which they were carved. There is chipping on the surface of Memi’s (man) right arm.  A portion of Sabu’s (woman) nose and her lips appear to be chipped off as well. On the lower part of Sabu’s body there is chipping on both […]

The Colossal Head

  When we think of ancient Egyptian art, we think of deteriorating stone statues, bits and pieces of old architecture, and faded paintings of animals in dark caves and caverns.  All of these ancient ruins are part of what shaped Egyptian culture back in the times of Dynasties.  Their artwork not only revealed so much […]