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Punt
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Punt

The Land of Punt is described in ancient Egyptian texts as "the land of the gods" and a region rich in resources. In the decades after Jean-Francois Champollion first deciphered Egyptian heiroglyphics in 1822 CE, and western scholars began...
Balance & the Law in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Balance & the Law in Ancient Egypt

Egyptian law was based on the central cultural value of ma'at (harmony and balance) which was the foundation for the entire civilization. Ma'at was established at the beginning of time by the gods when the earth and universe were formed...
Deir el-Medina
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Deir el-Medina

Deir el-Medina is the modern Arabic name for the worker's village (now an archaeological site) which was home to the artisans and craftsmen of Thebes who built and decorated the royal tombs in the nearby Valley of the Kings and Valley of...
Rameses II
Imageby Saint-Elme Gautier

Rameses II

Statue of Rameses II. In the Egyptian Museum, Turin. Granite. Drawn by Saint-Elme Gautier. From A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II by Georges Perrot and Charles Chipiez (1883).
Queen Tuya
Imageby John Tuttle

Queen Tuya

Granite statue of Egyptian Queen Tuya. 19th Dynasty, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II, 1279-1213 BCE. Ramses II dedicated the statue to his mother, Tuya. The statue was discovered in 1714 CE in the Vigna Verospi (Horti Sallustiani) in...
Clergy, Priests & Priestesses in Ancient Egypt
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

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...
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...
Cilicia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Cilicia

Cilicia is the ancient Roman name for the southeastern region of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). It is referenced in the biblical books of Acts and Galatians, was the birthplace of Saint Paul, and the site of his early evangelical missions...
Egyptian Government Structure
Videoby Cole Morrison

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...
Egyptian Weapons and Battles
Videoby Ancient Civilizations Documentary

Egyptian Weapons and Battles

This video describes the origins and details of the weapons used by the Egyptian army.