Category Archives: Ancient Egypt

Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

Internet Article The popular view of life in ancient Egypt is often that it was a death-obsessed culture in which powerful pharaohs forced the people to labor at constructing pyramids and temples and, at an unspecified time, enslaved the Hebrews … Continue reading

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Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh

Hatshepsut: First Female Pharaoh Hatshepsut was the first female pharaoh of Egypt. She reigned between 1473 and 1458 B.C. Her name means “foremost of noblewomen.” Her rule was relatively peaceful and she was able to launch a building program that … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses

For all ancient people, the world was filled with mystery. Much of what they experienced in the world around them was unknowable and frightening. The ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses represented aspects of the Egyptians’ natural and “supernatural” surroundings and … Continue reading

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Mummy study: Egyptians used hair gel

Researchers say their study of 18 mummies indicates ancient Egyptians used fat-based products as hair-styling gel. Hair samples collected from the mummies were examined under a microscope and the team found the hair had been treated with a substance made … Continue reading

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Diet of Ancient Egyptians

Diet of Ancient Egyptians The court bakery of Ramesses III Various forms of bread, including loaves shaped like animals, are shown From the tomb of Ramesses III in the Valley of the Kings, Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt  Doubtless, ancient Egypt’s … Continue reading

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