Head of a sphinx with the face of Queen Hatshepsut.
Ancient History

The Reign of Queen Hatshepsut

October 15, 2020

Egypt had novel achievements during the reign of Queen Hatshepsut, a great king. Among all the other things, she built the first zoo in Egypt! During her reign, the animals were imported from the “god’s land,” from where not many people had come back alive. […]

Picture shows a pharaoh's statue.
Ancient History

Queen Hatshepsut and Her Mortuary Temple

October 14, 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. […]

Valley of Kings, in Luxor (Ancient Thebes) west bank, Egypt.
Ancient History

The Story of the Valley of the Kings

October 4, 2020

The innovations in Ancient Egypt continued during and after the reign of Tuthmosis. He was the one who was first buried at the Valley of the Kings. He changed the age-old tradition to preserve his life in the next world. […]

King Amenophis II, head statue, partly damaged, against solid yellow background.
Ancient History

Amenhotep I, Tuthmosis, and Their Kingship

October 4, 2020

Amenhotep I followed the glorious legacy of his father, who was a great ruler of the XVIIIth Dynasty. He was followed by Tuthmosis, an equally powerful and successful king. […]

Two rows of Asiatic men, five in the top row and six in the bottom row, with various objects in their hands such as vases, artwork, jugs, etc., that are being offered at an altar in front, some of the men have raised both their hands in reverence, and in both rows there's one man that's lying flat on the ground in a pose of prayer.
Ancient History

Ancient Egypt Under the Rule of the Hyksos

September 11, 2020

Ancient Egypt was on the decline when the Second Intermediate Period began. Which foreign rulers took control of Egypt at this point? And were they nomadic invaders? […]

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