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New Netherland Map
Imageby Nicolaes Visscher II

New Netherland Map

A map of New Netherland published by Nicolaes Visscher II (1649–1702) in 1684. This map is partially a copy of the map by Jan Janssonius (1588-1664) from 1651.
Hathor
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Hathor

Hathor is an ancient Egyptian goddess associated, later, with Isis and, earlier, with Sekhmet but eventually was considered the primeval goddess from whom all others were derived. She is usually depicted as a woman with the head of a cow...
Ancient Egypt and other Empires // Why did Ancient Egypt never conquer other empires?
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Ancient Egypt and other Empires // Why did Ancient Egypt never conquer other empires?

Ever wondered why Ancient Egypt did not extend far beyond its borders? Why did the Ancient Egyptian Empire not conquer other empires, even during their strongest period? During the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt, the Egyptians still did not...
Horus
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Horus

Horus is the name of a sky god in ancient Egyptian mythology which designates primarily two deities: Horus the Elder (or Horus the Great), the last born of the first five original gods, and Horus the Younger, the son of Osiris and Isis...
Women's Work in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Women's Work in Ancient Egypt

Women in ancient Egypt had greater rights than in any other civilization of the time. They could own land, initiate divorce, own and operate their own business, become scribes, priests, seers, dentists, and doctors. Although men were dominant...
The Eloquent Peasant & Egyptian Justice
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Eloquent Peasant & Egyptian Justice

The Tale of the Eloquent Peasant is a literary work from the Middle Kingdom of Egypt (2040-1782 BCE) which illustrates the value society placed on the concept of justice and equality under the law. In the story, a peasant named Khun-Anup...
Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Rituals
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egyptian Mortuary Rituals

Ever since European archaeologists began excavating in Egypt in the 18th and 19th centuries CE, the ancient culture has been largely associated with death. Even into the mid-20th century CE reputable scholars were still writing on the death-obsessed...
Legions of Spain, Roman Africa & Egypt
Articleby Donald L. Wasson

Legions of Spain, Roman Africa & Egypt

The legions of Spain, Roman Africa, and Egypt did not see the intensity of action that prevailed elsewhere in Europe. However, the presence of these four legions - VII Gemina, IX Hispana, XXII Deiotariana, and II Traiana Fortis - was still...
A Statuette from Old kingdom of Egypt
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

A Statuette from Old kingdom of Egypt

Only the upper half of this granite statuette of a seated man has survived. The inscriptions on the back of the statuette read "offerings given of the king to Bastet mistress of Bast for the ka of ". The inscriptions appear not to be written...
Queen Nefertiti
Imageby Philip Pikart

Queen Nefertiti

A bust of Egyptian queen Nefertiti (c. 1370 - c.1336 BCE), the wife of the pharaoh Akhenaten of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Her name means, `the beautiful one has come’. By the sculptor Thutmose and re-discovered in 1912 CE. (Neues Museum...
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