An illustration of old Egyptian papyrus scroll.
Ancient History

The Advice of Amenemhet I

September 1, 2020

The ‘Advice of Amenemhet I ‘ is assumed to be written by Amenemhet I for his son, but a closer inspection of the papyrus points toward it being written by his son, Sesostris I, himself. […]

Serekh or Horus name of Amenemhat I engraved on a limestone wall-block.
Ancient History

Germination of Effective Propaganda: The Egyptian Dynasty XII

September 1, 2020

Amenemhet I, the first king of Egypt’s Dynasty XII was the vizier of the previous pharaoh. Yet he successfully created a legend around himself. How? By getting a papyrus, or newspaper, written about himself. And thus began an era of propaganda. […]

A restored part of the Heqanakht Letters or Heqanakht papyri, framed and put up for display.
Ancient History

The Middle Kingdom of Egypt: The Discoveries of Herbert Winlock

August 11, 2020

Sometimes a single excavator is responsible for the lion’s share of what we know about a particular period in history. This is the case with Herbert Winlock and the Middle Kingdom of Egypt. So, what were some of his major discoveries from this period? […]

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