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Queen Cleopatra: Ruler of Egypt

As queen of ancient Egypt, Cleopatra is one of the most famous female rulers in history. The stories surrounding Cleopatra's tragic life inspired a Shakespeare play. Her family ruled Egypt for more than 100 years before she was born around 69 B.C. The stories and myths surrounding her tragic life inspired a number of books, movies, and plays, including Antony and Cleopatra by Shakespeare. She has become one of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:10:27+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Public Figures|Tags: , |0 Comments

Library of Alexandria: The Most Significant Librarie

Once the largest library in the ancient world, and containing works by the greatest thinkers and writers of antiquity, including Homer, Plato, Socrates and much more, the Library of Alexandria, northern Egypt, is popularly believed to have been destroyed in a huge fire around 2000 years ago and its voluminous works lost. Since its destruction, this wonder of the ancient world has haunted the imagination of poets, historians, travelers [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:40:06+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Sphinx: A Mythical Creature

Buried for most of its life in the desert sand, an air of mystery has always surrounded the Great Sphinx, causing speculation about its age and purpose, a method of construction, concealed chambers, role in prophecy, and relationship to the equally mysterious pyramids. Much of this theorizing is to the despair of Egyptologists and archaeologists, who, reasonably it seems to me; only give credence to theories that are backed [...]

By | 2017-10-30T01:40:56+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics: Ancient Times

In AD 391 the Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I closed all pagan temples throughout the empire. This action terminated a four-thousand-year-old tradition and the message of the ancient Egyptian language and the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics were lost for 1500 years. It was not until the discovery of the Rosetta stone and the work of Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) that the Ancient Egyptians awoke from their long slumber. Today, by virtue of [...]

By | 2017-10-30T02:54:15+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , |0 Comments

Ancient Egypt: The Battle of Megiddo 1457 B.C.

Thutmose III Menkhepori, (died 1449 BCE), an eighteenth dynasty king of the Egyptian new kingdom, was the son of Thutmose II and I set, one of his lesser wives. His grandfather, Thutmose I, had undertaken extensive military campaigns in both Syria and Nubia. However, Thutmose II did not conduct any major military campaigns during his reign; the only one we know about was a minor police action in Nubia. [...]

By | 2017-10-30T09:54:26+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Ancient Times|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Egyptian Pyramids: The Magnificent Structures of The Ancient World

Built during a time when Egypt was one of the richest and most powerful civilizations in the world, the pyramids—especially the Great Pyramids of Giza—are some of the most magnificent-made structures in history. Their massive scale reflects the unique role that the pharaoh, or king, played in ancient Egyptian society. Though pyramids were built from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the close of the Ptolemaic period in the [...]

By | 2016-12-28T16:38:05+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Ancient Times, Historical Events|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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