A statue of Amenhotep III.
Ancient History

Glory Years of Ancient Egypt Under Amenhotep III

November 17, 2020

Amenhotep III introduced unique practices in his court­—from marrying a commoner to signing trade agreements with foreign countries. His reign ushered an era of stability and glory in Egypt. […]

The picture shows Egyptian hieroglyphs.
History

The Tomb of Tuthmosis III, Its Architecture, and Writings

November 8, 2020

In terms of architecture, writings, carvings, and location, the tomb of Tuthmosis III surprised not only excavators but also tomb robbers. He did something that had never been done before to take Egyptian tombs and burial chambers to a new level. […]

Phraraoh riding a war chariot.
Ancient History

Warfare in Ancient Egypt: Chariots, Archers, and Infantry

November 8, 2020

The kings in Ancient Egypt saw war as a means of getting respect and support from the neighboring countries. So, the first thing that all Egyptian kings did after gaining the throne was marching to a neighboring country, raid, kill, expand the territory, and bring back loots. […]

Famous Obelisk called Cleopatra's Needle in Central Park, New York.
History

The Story of the Egyptian Obelisk in New York

October 30, 2020

Some may think the obelisk in Central Park is a copy of the ancient Egyptian ones, but that is not right. The obelisk in New York was built in ancient Egypt long before it reached New York through a complicated and exhausting journey. […]

This is the Ancient Egyptian obelisk of Pharaoh Tutmoses III re-erected by the Roman emperor Theodosius I in the 4th century.
History

Ancient Egyptians and Theories of Erecting Obelisks

October 29, 2020

Building obelisk was very important to Egyptian pharaohs, and they were proud of the obelisks they erected. As usual, taking pride in obelisks was significantly easier than building and erecting them. Ancient Egyptians did not even use chisels when quarrying them! […]

Obelisk of Queen Hapshetsut in Karnak, Egypt.
History

How Were the Obelisks Built in Ancient Egypt?

October 29, 2020

Hatshepsut gained power as a widowed queen, but later she appointed herself as the king of Egypt. As the first female king, she built herself one of the most beautiful and remarkable temples, but there is more to the temple that makes it so important today. […]

Neues Museum - Berlin - Germany
Ancient History

Was Senenmut Queen Hatshepsut’s Secret Lover?

October 15, 2020

There were rumors that even though Hatshepsut never remarried, she had a man in her life: Senenmut. He was a prosperous man who also worked as a tutor for the royal family, and ended up with two tombs, like Hatshepsut herself. […]

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