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Stela of Ity
Image by Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Stela of Ity

In the upper scene, Ity and his wife receive offerings from two sons. Below left is another figure of Ity faced by two daughters. The top of the stela bears an exact date; year 14 of the reign of Senwosret I. The family came from Thebes...
Bust of Sobeknefru
Image by Neithsabes

Bust of Sobeknefru

Bust of Queen Sobeknefru, 12th Dynasty, Egypt. Louvre, Paris
The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt
Book Review by Steven Snape

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt

The Complete Cities of Ancient Egypt, by Dr. Steven Snape, instructor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, reveals the astonishing urban world of ancient Egyptian civilizations, from large cities like Memphis, Thebes, and...
Ancient Egypt: An illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs
Book Review by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Egypt: An illustrated reference to the myths, religions, pyramids and temples of the land of the pharaohs

Ancient Egypt: An Illustrated Reference To the Myths, Religions, Pyramed And Temples Of The Land Of the Pharaohs by Lorna Oakes and Lucia Gahlin is among the best books on ancient Egypt I have ever read. The prose is light and well written...
Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt
Book Review by Joshua J. Mark

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Dr. Salima Ikram's Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt is among the best works on the subject presently on the market. Dr. Ikram earned her Ph. D. in Egyptology and Museum Studies at Cambridge and yet her work breathes with a love of the...
Middle Kingdom Axe-head
Image by The Trustees of the British Museum

Middle Kingdom Axe-head

Arsenical copper axe-head, dating to the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. It has nine binding-holes, three in each tang. Traces of the original wooden haft survive and the remains of some organic material are preserved in the corrosion product on...
The Kingdom of Kush
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

The Kingdom of Kush

Kush was a kingdom in northern Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan. The larger region around Kush (later referred to as Nubia) was inhabited c. 8,000 BCE but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later. The Kerma Culture, so named...
Kingdom of Jerusalem
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Jerusalem

The Kingdom of Jerusalem was a state created in 1099 CE by Crusaders and western settlers after the First Crusade (1095-1102 CE). With Jerusalem as its capital, the kingdom was the most important of the four Crusader States in the Middle...
Kingdom of Axum
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Kingdom of Axum

The African kingdom of Axum (also Aksum), located on the northern edge of the highland zone of the Red Sea coast, just above the horn of Africa, was founded in the 1st century CE, flourished from the 3rd to 6th century CE, and then survived...
Kingdom of Wessex
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Kingdom of Wessex

The Kingdom of Wessex (c. 519-927 CE or c. 519-1066 CE) was a political entity founded by the West Saxon Chieftain Cerdic (r. 519-540 CE) in 519 CE in the Upper Thames Valley of modern-day Britain which would later evolve into the modern...