'Why is it when death is near, the weather is never good?' Nitocris thought to herself. It was so hot that it gave the fear in her mouth a sweet, raw flavor. She was tickled to feel any emotion. It had been a month since she had felt anything other than anger and revenge...
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New hypotheses, though, attest to Nubian civilizations being the origin of ancient Egypt. In other words, the ancient Nubians were the progenitors, and their cattle-based culture, the precursor of the Egyptian civilization.
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The Ancient Egyptian god Thoth, a god of writing, wisdom, and hidden knowledge, was often shown as a type of bird called an ibis, or as a man with the head of an ibis (he might also be depicted as a...
To some viewers, it looks like a landing strip for extraterrestrial spacecraft or perhaps the portal to a parallel universe, if not an ancient monument to a benevolent deity who had a keen eye for design and symmetry.
Many sites from pharaoh times can be found in Aswan, the most southern Egyptian city. Discover the Nubian culture and monuments from the 25th dynasty of the Black Pharaos in the Nubian Museum, the Philae temple, Abu Simbel, Lake Nasser temples etc.
Archaeologists working near the ancient settlement of Edfu, in southern Egypt, have uncovered a step pyramid that dates back about 4,600 years, predating the Great Pyramid of Giza by at least a few decades.
Compared to some ancient religions, the Egyptian gods were pretty chill. They rarely tried to wipe out humanity, get in drunken bar brawls with their own followers, or eat their own babies — although "rarely" is not "never," and Ra, Horus and the rest definitely had their moments of divine dickishness. Here are a few.
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By Apuleius' time, Isis was deeply into Her Myrionymous phase as Lady of the Ten Thousand Names. Yet even then, he knows that the "Ethiopians, Africans, and Egyptians" are the ones who best know Her proper rites and ...