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Ancient Egypt

  • Egypt's last secret?

    It seemed that over the past 200 years, archaeologists have dug up Egypt up and down. However, the ancient land still keeps its secrets. It seems that Kent Weeks is close to finding one out. 53-year-old archaeologist from the American University in Cairo. Since 1986, the scientist has mapped the...

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  • Боги Р • РіРёРїС, Р °

    The gods of Egypt went through several historical stages in their evolution. Initially, the hierarchy of the gods received a reorientation each time, depending on which area of ​​ancient Egypt the capital was transferred to, and the main local deities were identified with the sun, Pa. Ultimately,...

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  • Jewelry Art of Ancient Egypt

    For the ancients, jewelry had not the same value that we have today. They believed that jewels carry a certain magical meaning, that they somehow protect us from evil spells, from afflictions and even from physical attacks. Partially this tradition has been preserved to this day. But the ancient...

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  • The musical culture of ancient Egypt

    Ancient Egyptian texts are the first written and, perhaps, the most important source of our ideas about music and musicians of that era. Images of musicians, scenes of playing music and individual instruments — images with which the tombs of the pharaohs and nomarchs are so rich, directly adjoin ...

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  • Sculpture of ancient egypt

    The sculpture in Egypt appeared in connection with religious requirements and developed depending on them. Religious requirements led to the appearance of one or another type of statues, their iconography and installation site. The basic rules for sculpture were finally formed in the times of the...

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  • Architecture time Akhenaten and his receivers

    (end 15 & ndash; beginning 14 in. BC. e.) End XVIII dynasties & ndash; This period, which had a completely exceptional value in the history of Egyptian art. The consequence of the wars of conquest of the kings of the eighteenth dynasty was the growth of the wealth of the nobility and the closely...

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  • Middle Kingdom Architecture

    (21th century - beginning of the 19th century BC) Frequent predatory the wars waged by the pharaohs of the Old Kingdom, as well as the gigantic construction work they carried out, undermined the economic power of Egypt and led to the weakening of royal power. The rulers of the provinces, nomarchs...

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  • Ancient Kingdom Architecture

    (3200 - 2400 BC) The period of the Ancient Kingdom was the time of the addition of all forms of Egyptian culture. From early times in Egyptian art, the leading position was occupied by architecture, and since ancient times the main buildings were monumental tombs of kings and nobles. This is due ...

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  • Curse of the Pharaohs

    Dr. Carter was very worried when he telegraphed Lord Carnarvon to London from Luxor: & ldquo; Awesome discovery. A tomb with intact seals was discovered in the Valley. Prior to your arrival, all work has been stopped. Good afternoon. G. Carter & rdquo ;. Lord Carnarvon subsidized the expedition...

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  • "Curse of the Pharaohs" or fatal accident?

    The problem of preserving the treasures of the Egyptian pharaohs with whom they went to the underworld worried more builders the pyramids. Against the robbers, cunning systems of traps, false moves and chambers, brickings and artificial gravestones were used. But especially counted on the terrib...

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  • Egyptian pyramids

    Egyptian pyramids — the greatest architectural monuments of ancient Egypt, among which one of the « seven wonders of the world ». The pyramids are huge pyramidal stone structures (from there the name), built as tombs for the pharaohs of Ancient Egypt When mentioning the Egyptian...

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  • The Mystery of the Great Sphinx

    A giant statue of a mysterious beast guards the secret of the elixir of immortality. Alchemists of the Middle Ages literally prayed at Hermes Trismegistus (Hermes Thrice greatest). According to legend, he was the founder of esoteric knowledge, who owned the secrets of the production of the "...

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  • Riddles of the ancient pyramids

    The father of history Herodotus called the Egyptian pyramids the first wonder of the world. The past millennia not only confirm this name, but also more and more force researchers to consider this miracle the greatest and most mysterious of all known to mankind. Despite centuries of scientists' e...

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  • Pharaoh's Revenge

    The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun is undoubtedly an archaeological find of the century. For the first time in history, we were able to see the burial of Ancient Egypt in all its magnificence and power, whole and unharmed. Sensation spread all over the world, but reports of the wealth of th...

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  • Egyptian mummification

    Mummification is the process necessary to preserve the human or animal body. It can be a spontaneous process, or it can be done on purpose. Egyptian mummies were made by drying. The Egyptians dried the body using a salt mixture called 'sodium oxide'. This 'sodium oxide' is a natural substance t...

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  • How were the pyramids built?

    It’s hard to imagine that there was once a flat rocky plateau in place of the famous Egyptian pyramids. But it was so. And there were people who decided to create artificial mountains. What did they think, dream, say, feel? Why did the designers, builders and workers of Ancient Egypt come toget...

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  • Egyptian sun god - Ra

    RA (Re), in ancient Egyptian mythology, the sun god, was revered as the king and father of the gods . Identified with the god Amon. Depicted in the guise of a pharaoh. The eyes of the god Ra were one of the most influential symbols in the art of ancient Egypt. They were depicted on sarcophagi, ...

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  • The Psychology of the Cult of Ancient Egypt

    Every spring the mighty Nile floods large territories for whole months, giving fertility to the fields, thereby , giving rise to a sense of constancy and unchanged life cycle in the minds of local residents. In no other civilization has the protest against death found such a vivid, concrete and co...

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  • Priests of Ancient Egypt

    The ancient Egyptians, according to the testimony of Herodotus, were the most God-fearing and religious people of the Ancient World. Previously, it was assumed that the control of the priests negatively affected the life of the Egyptians and the development of the state. Actually priests & ndash;...

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  • Animal cult

    The beginning of the animal worship dates back to very ancient times in dynastic Egypt. This cult is manifested in the form of deification of a living animal and in the form of worship of an image of a deified animal or an anthropomorphic deity with a part of the body of the animal. It should also...

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  • The riddle of Tutankhamun

    The splendid contents of Tutankhamun’s tomb have aroused still unquenchable interest in his life and mysterious death. Tutankhamun ruled for only nine years and died for some unknown reason at the age of 18 (according to some sources, 20) years. Scientists spoke again about his strange death when...

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  • The “Other” History of Ancient Egypt

    Of course, not all of what official historical science recognizes in one way or another a moment in time is true, and what one century affirms often negates the next. Such a position is considered « greatest dignity » science, born under the shadow of the Enlightenment, for this scien...

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  • A Brief History of Ancient Egypt. Part 2

    The construction of temples in Karnak, Luxor, Abydos, Abu Simbel dates to the period of the New Kingdom. and pyramids in the Valley of the Pharaohs at Thebes. Amenophis IV who came to power (1372 — 1354 BC) transfers the capital to Ahetaton (modern El Amarna), introduces a new cult of the g...

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  • A Brief History of Ancient Egypt. Part 1

    The first traces of the emergence of agriculture in Egypt date back to the Neolithic era (7 thousand years BC .e.), however, the features characteristic of civilization appear only in the VI millennium BC. e. A person began to move to settled places in these places, cattle breeding and agricultu...

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  • Mystery of the Pyramids

    « We planned to climb the Great Pyramid. Since 1983, this has been strictly forbidden by the Egyptian government, after several recklessly brave tourists fell off from it ... But in the end, my increased interest in the pyramid and the desire to find out everything about it that prevailed pr...

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  • Tutankhomon

    Tutankhamun is an Egyptian pharaoh from the XVIII dynasty, who ruled from 1351 to 1342 BC. e. On November 26, 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, who financed the excavation, found the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings. This pharaoh was not an o...

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  • Is it possible to rewrite the history of Egyptology?

    Professor Naguib Kanawati of the Australian Center for Egyptology at McQwary University believes that the history of Egyptology should be if not rewritten, it is most significantly corrected and supplemented. While checking research on the history of Egypt, Kanavati discovered many factual errors ...

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  • From the life of the peoples of Mesopotamia

    What did the residents of Mesopotamia look like, what clothes they wore, did they like to listen to music? The answers to these questions can be found by carefully looking at the reliefs that have reached us in the palaces of the Assyrian-Babylonian rulers. Images of musical scenes on the reliefs ...

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  • Ancient Mesopotamia. Population

    Mesopotamia (Mesopotamia) ancient Greek geographers called the plain area between the Tigris and Euphrates, located in their lower and middle reaches. From the north and east, Mesopotamia was bordered by the outlying mountains of the Armenian and Iranian uplands, in the west it bordered on the Syr...

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  • History of Ancient Egypt 1. Ancient and Middle Kingdom.

    Ancient Egypt, along with Mesopotamia, is one of the centers of world civilization. The name of the country comes from the Greek poetic name of one of its capitals (Memphis) - Het-ka-Ptah (" Fortress of the Spirit of God Ptah). The Egyptians themselves called their homeland Ta Kemet - "...

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  • Cheops, open

    French scientist Lauert came to Egypt 60 years ago to find the key to the mysteries of the pyramids, and stayed there forever. And today he, having written a lot of books, in his 90s and more years declares that there are even more riddles for him than there were. And the pyramids are still the ...

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  • If the stone idol laughs.

    At the end of November 1986, an article by Nikolai Bondrovsky and Savely Kashnitsky " The last mystery of the Sphinx ", dedicated to the hypothesis of Anatoly Vasiliev. The researcher suggested that the famous Cheops pyramid is not built at all in the way Herodotus tells (of hundreds of...

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  • The art of ancient Egypt

    Imagine that we arrived in Cairo. We walk the streets of this big peculiar city, admire its buildings, gardens, bazaars. But what is it? Some triangular silhouettes are visible on the horizon. We guess that these are the famous tombs of the pharaohs - the pyramids built more than four and a hal...

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