Memphis (Ancient Egypt)
Memphis was one of the oldest and most important cities in ancient Egypt, located at the entrance to the Nile River Valley near the Giza plateau. It served as the capital of ancient Egypt and an important religious cult center. The original...
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)
Christiane Desroches Noblecourt - Strong as the Stones she was able to move
Her name echoes down the corridors, in classrooms and in books, Christiane Desroches Noblecourt was a great French Egyptologist and, in the opinion of the writer, a woman strong and determined enough to have been the first female to direct...
Social Structure in Ancient Egypt
The society of ancient Egypt was strictly divided into a hierarchy with the king at the top and then his vizier, the members of his court, priests and scribes, regional governors (eventually called 'nomarchs'), the generals of the military...
Rahotep & Ramesses II
Limestone stela of Rahotep. It was dedicated to the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, circa 1250 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Stela of Ramesses II
Limestone boundary stela of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. The king smites his enemies before the god Seth (also written Set). From Wadi Sannur, modern-day Egypt. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, c. 1250 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich...
Nubian Statue of Ramesses II
Sandstone statue of the upper half of the seated figure of the Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II. The lower half is lost. The king holds a crook and a flail. From Nubia, modern-day lower Egyptian and upper Sudanese areas. New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty...
Government in Ancient Egypt
We have prepared five lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts in an excel format. Open questions...
Pharaoh of Egypt
Early ancient Egypt was ruled by kings, and only from the New Kingdom period (c. 1570 - c. 1069 BCE) did the title of 'pharaoh' appear. Considered a god on earth and the supreme ruler of his people, a pharaoh was one of the most powerful...
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...