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Xois
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Xois

Xois (as the Greeks called it) was a vast ancient city located on a marshy island in the center of the Nile Delta of Egypt, modern-day Sakha. It was founded c. 3414-3100 BCE and was continuously inhabited until the rise of Christianity c...
Ramesses II, Egypt, c. 1250
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Ramesses II, Egypt, c. 1250

More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=PXUKfJ4XDk4 Ramesses II, Herakleopolis (Temple of Harsaphes), New Kingdom, Egypt, c. 1250 B.C.E. (University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology) Speakers: Monica...
The History of Egypt (Part 2): Amenhotep to Akhenaten
Videoby DrDavidNeiman

The History of Egypt (Part 2): Amenhotep to Akhenaten

In this installment on his ancient Egyptian lecture series, Dr. Neiman describes all the key pharaohs and developments between the pharaohs Amenhotep and Akhenaten.
Games, Sports & Recreation in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Games, Sports & Recreation in Ancient Egypt

Although the ancient Egyptians are often depicted as death-obsessed and dour, they actually had a great appreciation for life and their culture reflected their belief in existence as an eternal journey imbued with magic. Life was a gift from...
Roman Egypt
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Roman Egypt

The rich lands of Egypt became the property of Rome after the death of Cleopatra VII in 30 BCE, which spelled the end of the Ptolemaic dynasty that had ruled Egypt since the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE. After the murder of Gaius...
The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

The Pyramid Texts: Guide to the Afterlife

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest religious writings in the world and make up the principal funerary literature of ancient Egypt. They comprise the texts which were inscribed on the sarcophogi and walls of the pyramids at Saqqara in the 5th...
King Tut: Life and Death
Videoby MMSreilly

King Tut: Life and Death

This video describes the life and death of Tutankhamun, Egypt's boy king of the New Kingdom.
The History of Egypt - Statuary
Videoby DrDavidNeiman

The History of Egypt - Statuary

The ancient Egyptians developed a particular style of artistic representation that endured for a thousand years. Statues were a large part of the Egyptian tradition, and many remain. Dr. David Neiman discusses the subjects, style and history...
Thutmose III's Battle of Megiddo Inscription
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Thutmose III's Battle of Megiddo Inscription

The Battle of Megiddo (c. 1457 BCE) is one of the most famous military engagements in history in which Thutmose III (1458-1425 BCE) of Egypt defeated the coalition of subject regions led in rebellion by the kings of Kadesh and Megiddo. The...
Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Shabti Dolls: The Workforce in the Afterlife

The Egyptians believed the afterlife was a mirror-image of life on earth. When a person died their individual journey did not end but was merely translated from the earthly plane to the eternal. The soul stood in judgement in the Hall of...
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