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King Ergamenes (also known as King Arkamani I, reigned 295-275 BCE) was the first great king of Meroe (located in modern-day...
Exploring the Dakhla Oasis
The Dakhla Oasis lies west of the Nile river, between Cairo and Luxor. Egyptologist Garry Shaw follows the trail of...
Face of the Sphinx
The face of the Great Sphinx of Giza has been believed to depict Khafre, although this claim is disputed.
The Famine Stele is an inscription from the Ptolemaic Dynasty of Egypt (332-30 BCE), which tells the story of how King...
Fashion & Dress in Ancient Egypt
In 1851 CE, a woman named Amelia Bloomer in the United States shocked the establishment by announcing in her publication...
Female Physicians in Ancient Egypt
A famous story from Greece relates how a young woman named Agnodice wished to become a doctor in Athens but found this forbidden...
Festivals in Ancient Egypt
The gods of the ancient Egyptians were always apparent to the people through natural events. The sunrise was Ra emerging...
First Intermediate Period of Egypt
The First Intermediate Period of Egypt (2181-2040 BCE) is the era which followed the Old Kingdom (c. 2613-2181 BCE...
Foreign Connections: Egypt and the Outside World before the New Kingdom
Foreign Connections: Egypt and the Outside World before the New Kingdom In this lecture, Dr. Garry Shaw (garryshawegypt.blogspot.co.uk...