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The Great Sphinx of Giza
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The sculpture, of a recumbent lion with the head of an Egyptian king, was carved out of limestone on...
Pyramid
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Pyramid

A pyramid is a structure or monument, usually with a quadrilateral base, which rises to a triangular point. In the popular imagination, pyramids are the three lonely structures on the Giza plateau at the edge of the Sahara Desert but there...
Egypt: Engineering an Empire
Videoby Prince Corsica

Egypt: Engineering an Empire

This video describes a number of great engineering achievements completed by various pharaohs in an attempt to build an Empire. Menes, the founding king of the First Dynasty oversaw the construction of the world's first dam. The Pharaoh...
Isis
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Isis

Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess who became the most popular and enduring of all the Egyptian deities. Her name comes from the Egyptian Eset, ("the seat") which referred to her stability and also the throne of Egypt as she was considered...
A Weekend in Alexandria, Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

A Weekend in Alexandria, Egypt

Visiting Alexandria, Egypt, once the greatest cultural center of the ancient world, rivaling Athens, Greece, is an unforgettable experience. The food, the wonderful people, and the history at every turn of a street are all dazzling but, if...
Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt
Quizby Patrick Goodman

Geography, Economy, & Trade in Ancient Egypt

Akhet Barter Bureaucracy Canal Caravan Cataract Deben Delta Famine Memphis River Nile Peret Shaduf Shemu Silt Thebes/Luxor
Meroe
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Meroe

Meroe was a wealthy metropolis of the ancient kingdom of Kush in what is today the Republic of Sudan. It was the latter day capital of the Kingdom of Kush (c. 1069 BCE-c.350 CE) after the earlier captial of Napata was sacked in c. 590 BCE...
Old Kingdom Egypt
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Old Kingdom Egypt

Ancient Egyptian society, dynasties and creation myths during the Old Kingdom period.
Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator
Definitionby Tom Cox

Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator

Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (The Father-loving God, born 62/61 BCE, died 47 BCE) was pharaoh of Egypt from 51 BCE until his death. His reign began as co-ruler with his sister, the famous Cleopatra VII, following the wishes of their father...
Egypt in the Early Hyksos Period
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Egypt in the Early Hyksos Period

Egypt and its political situation during the Second Intermediate Period (c. 1782 - c.1570 BCE), in which the Hyksos held power in the North and the Nubians held power to the South.
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