The History of Egypt (Part 2): Haremhab
Dr. Neiman describes the political intrigue surrounding a palace scribe of Akhenaten, Haremhab, a man who became close to the deceased Pharaoh's widow, and after the death of Tutankhamun, becomes Pharaoh himself, ending the eighteenth dynasty...
Ashurbanipal (668-627 BCE, also known as Assurbanipal) was the last of the great kings of Assyria. His name means "the god Ashur is creator of an heir" and he was the son of King Esarhaddon of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. In the Hebrew...
The Tales of Prince Setna
Among the most engaging and influential works from Egyptian literature are the stories in the cycle known as Setna I and Setna II or The Tales of Prince Setna. These are fictional works from the Late Period of Ancient Egypt (525-332 BCE...
Clergy, Priests & Priestesses in Ancient Egypt
The ancient Egyptians understood that their gods had prevailed over the forces of chaos through the creation of the world and relied upon humanity's help to maintain it. The people of Mesopotamia held this same belief but felt they were co-workers...
Abu Simbel Panorama
Abu Simbel is a Temple complex, originally cut into a solid rock cliff, in southern Egypt and located at the second cataract of the Nile River. The two temples which comprise the site (The Great Temple and The Small Temple) were created during...
Ramesses II Seated Statue, Thebes
A statue of a seated Ramesses II. He holds the royal sceptre and wears the khepresh war helmet. From the Temple of Amun, Thebes. Dynasty XIX, 1279-1213 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Tomb of Ramesses V
Valley of the Kings, Egypt, Tomb KV9.
Egyptian Government Structure
Bibliography: Discovering Egypt Last Edited 2015 by Eyelid Productions Powered by Wordpress Valley of the Kings—Gateway to Afterlife Provides Window on the Past By Brian Handwerk National Geographic Copyright 1996-2015 All Rights...
Ramesses II, Abu Simbel
Four colossal statues of Ramesses II flank the entrance of his temple Abu Simbel.
Yahweh is the name of the state god of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah. His name is composed of four Hebrew consonants (YHWH, known as the Tetragrammaton) which the prophet Moses is said to have revealed to...