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A Ghost Story of Ancient Egypt
Article by Joshua J. Mark

A Ghost Story of Ancient Egypt

The best-known ghost story from ancient Egypt is known, simply, as A Ghost Story but sometimes referenced as Khonsemhab and the Ghost. The story dates from the late New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570 - c.1069 BCE) and specifically the Ramesside...
Prayer to Thoth for Skill in Writing
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Prayer to Thoth for Skill in Writing

The Prayer to Thoth for Skill in Writing is a literary piece dated to c. 1150 BCE from the latter period of the New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570-1069 BCE) in which a young scribe prays for inspiration to Thoth, god of wisdom and writing. The...
Herodotus on the Egyptians
Article by Thamis

Herodotus on the Egyptians

II:35. The Egyptians in agreement with their climate, which is unlike any other, and with the river, which shows a nature different from all other rivers, established for themselves manners and customs in a way opposite to other men in...
Herodotus on Cats in Egypt
Article by Herodotus

Herodotus on Cats in Egypt

in houses a cat has died by a natural death, all those who dwell in this house shave their eyebrows only, but those in whose houses a dog has died shave their whole body and also their head. II:66. Of the animals that live with men there...
Stories from the Westcar Papyrus
Article by Joshua J. Mark

Stories from the Westcar Papyrus

The Westcar Papyrus, dated to the Second Intermediate Period of Egypt (1782 - c.1570 BCE), but most likely written during the Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE), contains some of the most interesting tales from ancient Egypt. The papyrus takes...
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Article by Patrick E. McGoverna, Armen Mirzoianb, and Gretchen R. Halla (Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA)

Ancient Egyptian herbal wines

Chemical analyses of ancient organics absorbed into pottery jars from the beginning of advanced ancient Egyptian culture, ca. 3150 B.C., and continuing for millennia have revealed that a range of natural products—specifically, herbs...
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Article by ElSebaie, Sherine M.

A Study on the End of The Universe in The Light of Ancient Egyptian Texts

The subject of this thesis is a theme that has not been fully studied until today and that has long been thought to be overlooked by the ancient Egyptians in a negative way. The aim of this thesis is then to look carefully into the texts...
Women in Egypt -- how the status of women in Egypt changed during the Ptolemaic Period
Article by Nathalie Johansson

Women in Egypt -- how the status of women in Egypt changed during the Ptolemaic Period

In chapter 18 of  Hellenistic Egypt (2007, pp. 240-253), Jean Bingen discusses the cultural interactions between the native population of Egypt and its ruling minority of Greek-Macedonians and come to the conclusion that there is...
The Jericho River: An Interview with David Tollen
Article by Jan van der Crabben

The Jericho River: An Interview with David Tollen

In his first work of fiction, the novel The Jericho River ($12.88 on Amazon/ $9.94 on Bookdepository) David Tollen tells a vivid story by beautifully bringing together most major civilizations in history. In this exclusive interview...
The Egyptian Museum in Cairo; Ancient Egyptian Antiquities
Video by ConnollyCove

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo; Ancient Egyptian Antiquities

The Egyptian Museum, Cairo, Egypt. Egypt travel attractions and destinations to reveal with us. Traveling to Egypt is all about visiting the museums, the Pyramids, the old places, as well as getting the chance to walk through the streets...