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Ancient Egyptian Writing
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Writing

Ancient Egyptian writing is known as hieroglyphics ('sacred carvings') and developed at some point prior to the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 -2613 BCE). According to some scholars, the concept of the written word was first developed in...
Neo-Hittite Inscription
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Neo-Hittite Inscription

Neo-Hittite inscription with Luwian hieroglyphs dating back to the 8th century BCE. It is located near Acıgöl in the Nevşehir province in Turkey. It consists of eight lines and commemorates the political and military achievements of King...
Stela of Hetepneb
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Stela of Hetepneb

Brick tomb chapels for the richer members of the society contained stone elements inscribed in hieroglyphics with religious texts to ensure an eternal supply of offerings for the deceased. On this block, the figures of Hetepneb, a local administrator...
Egyptian Hieroglyphs
Definitionby Priscila Scoville

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

The Egyptian hieroglyphic script was one of the writing systems used by ancient Egyptians to represent their language. Because of their pictorial elegance, Herodotus and other important Greeks believed that Egyptian hieroglyphs were something...
Ancient Egyptian Language
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Ancient Egyptian Language

Here is a video to try to have a better look at what was the ancient Egyptian language,what some letters meant and what different methods of writing were there? Through an imagination trip through time, come with me Nora Hesham to have a...
Ancient Egyptian Culture
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Culture

Ancient Egyptian culture flourished between c. 6000 BCE with the rise of technology (as evidenced in the glasswork of faience) and 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. It is famous today for the great...
Ancient Egyptian Symbols
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Symbols

Religion in ancient Egypt was fully integrated into the people's daily lives. The gods were present at one's birth, throughout one's life, in the transition from earthly life to the eternal, and continued their care for the soul in the afterlife...
Music & Dance in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Music & Dance in Ancient Egypt

Music and dance were highly valued in ancient Egyptian culture, but they were more important than is generally thought: they were integral to creation and communion with the gods and, further, were the human response to the gift of life and...
Heka
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Heka

Heka is the god of magic and medicine in ancient Egypt and is also the personification of magic itself. He is probably the most important god in Egyptian mythology but is often overlooked because his presence was so pervasive as to make him...
Amarna
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Amarna

Amarna is the modern Arabic name for the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Akhetaten, capital of the country under the reign of Akhenaten (1353-1336 BCE). The site is officially known as Tell el-Amarna, so-named for the Beni Amran tribe...