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Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
Definitionby Antoine Simonin

Greco-Bactrian Kingdom

The Greco-Bactrian kingdom refers to several dynasties and probably kingdoms of Greco-Macedonian monarchs who ruled over Bactria from 250 to 130 BCE. Foundation The Greco-Bactrian kingdom appeared in 250 BCE, when the satrap Diodotos...
Government in Ancient Egypt
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Government in Ancient Egypt

We have prepared five lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
The Gifts of Isis: Women's Status in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Gifts of Isis: Women's Status in Ancient Egypt

A story on a papyrus dating from the 2nd century CE relates that the goddess Isis, bestowing gifts on humanity, gave as much power and honor to women as she did to men. This tale reflects the high status women enjoyed in ancient Egypt...
List of Five Pharaohs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

List of Five Pharaohs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

This limestone fragment came from a New Kingdom tomb at Abusir/Saqqara, Egypt. The relief depicts five enthroned pharaohs, looking to the left. In front of the face of every one of them, a cartouche is inscribed. Only the cartouche at the...
Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Hesu from the Old Kingdom of Egypt

This limestone stela bears a sunk relief of a man. The man is standing and right-facing; he holds staves. At the lower right corner, a smaller scale figure of woman appears; she wears a a long dress and holds a lotus. The hieroglyphic inscriptions...
Kingdom of Kush
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Kingdom of Kush

We have prepared three lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Idi from the Old Kingdom of Egypt

Only this part of a large limestone stela has survived. At the lower end, there is a head of a man with a beard (originally painted with red). The hieroglyphic inscriptions read "the head lector priest, sole companion, ... stolist of the...
Ancient Egyptian Burial
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Burial

Egyptian burial is the common term for the ancient Egyptian funerary rituals concerning death and the soul's journey to the afterlife. Eternity, according to scholar Margaret Bunson, “was the common destination of each man, woman and child...
Map of Ancient & Medieval Sub-Saharan African States
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Map of Ancient & Medieval Sub-Saharan African States

A map indicating the major ancient and medieval states in sub-Saharan Africa. Areas and dates relate to a state at its peak. In addition, shaded areas are approximate indicators only. For the majority of the states, their precise borders...
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
Articleby William Brown

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha are the non-canonical writings of Judaism and Christianity ranging from the 5th century BCE to the 9th century CE. Pseudepigrapha comes from a Greek noun denoting writings with a false superscription or name...
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