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Aswan

Author:El Masry
Date: 2015-05-04 04:21:07
Category:City Descriptions
Tags:
 Aswan

Aswan (Assuan) is Egypt rsquo;s most southerly city, once regarded as the border with Nubia, and the source for all of the granite used in the ancient pyramids, temples, and obelisks. Because of its location Aswan became an important garrison town during the Pharaonic age, when it was known as Swene

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Alexandria

Author:El Masry
Date: 2015-04-15 04:21:29
Category:City Descriptions
Tags:
 Alexandria

Founded by Alexander the Great in c.331 BCE, Alexandria grew to be one of the most important cities in the ancient Mediterranean, as well as the capital of Egypt; a position it proudly held for around a thousand years. Its status was lost with the Muslim conquest of Egypt in 641CE, when a new capita

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The Osiris Myth

Author:R Kay Ologist
Date: 2015-03-02 02:50:13
Category:Egyptology
Tags:The Osiris Myth, Isis, Nephthys, Apep, Apophis, Abydos, Seth,
 The Osiris Myth

Plutarch wrote down the first complete Osiris Myth in the 2nd century CE. There are many variations, but the following is the most popular: ldquo;Osiris was the ruling god on earth and was prominent as his role of god over agriculture. He had married his sister, Isis, and was content. His brother Se

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The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor

Author:R Kay Ologist
Date: 2015-03-02 02:51:30
Category:Literature
Tags:The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor
 The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor

When the word lsquo;hieroglyphs rsquo; is mentioned, most people think of the pretty pictures that are seen on the walls of temples and tombs, but the ancient Egyptian language was not just retricted to these places. Ancient Egyptian was a proper language with grammar, tenses, gender, and every othe

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The Geography of Egypt

Author:El Masry
Date: 2015-05-04 04:22:35
Category:General Information
Tags:Egypt, geography, borders, coastline, high peaks, low depressions, River Nile, western desert, eastern desert, Sahara desert, Red Sea, Libya, Sudan, Palestine, Israel, Mediterranean Sea,
 The Geography of Egypt

Egypt spans North-East Africa and the Peninsula of Sinai in Asia, with shorelines along the Mediterranean and Red Seas. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north; Libya to the west; Sudan to the south; the Red Sea to the east; and Israel and Gaza to the north-east. The country covers an a

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Three Great Egyptologists

Author:R Kay Ologist
Date: 2015-03-02 02:52:00
Category:Egyptology
Tags:Giovanni Battista Belzoni; Jean-François Champollion; Howard Carter; Egyptology; Archaeology; ancient Egypt; Tutankhamun; hieroglyphs;
 Three Great Egyptologists

When one looks back over the history of Egyptology, it appears that three men stand out from the rest, and each of them has left his mark indelibly printed: Giovanni Belzoni (left picture), Jean-Francois Champollion (right picture), and Howard Carter (centre picture). Who has never gazed in awe at t

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Egyptian Gods

Author:R Kay Ologist
Date: 2015-03-02 02:52:15
Category:Egyptology
Tags:Egyptian Gods; alternative spelling; ancient Egypt
 Egyptian Gods

Below, in alphabetical order, are a list of all the ancient gods that the Egyptians worshipped, in some way or another. If applicable, alternative spellings, or names, for each god is given, which is handy for when the gods were renamed after the Greek, and Roman, periods. Also included are the name

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