Hatshepsut with Thutmose III
History

The Healer Priests of Ancient Egyptian Temples

December 28, 2020

Th temples in ancient Egypt were only for the priests. These places were secret and special. So it was a big deal if you went to a temple and slept for the night. And, that was the only way to get cured for some. […]

Anubis embalms the deceased as Isis wathces.
Ancient History

The Three Gods of Medicine in Ancient Egypt

December 28, 2020

Sekhmet, Isis, and Toth were the three gods and goddesses of medicine of ancient Egypt. There are many myths and legends about their magical healing powers. This also explains why so many physicians of ancient Egypt were the priests of temples dedicated to these gods. […]

Latin plaque
Ancient History

Records of Roman Life: Letters, Books, and Office Records

December 22, 2020

The written records of Rome tell us about the lives of the elite, as well as the lives of people like slaves and ordinary people. Reading through these records show us the similarities and profound differences between us and the Romans. […]

View of the Pantheon in Rome.
Ancient History

Echoes of Rome: Roman Influences in Everyday Modern Lives

December 22, 2020

When the Romans were building their empire, they wouldn’t have imagined that centuries later, people would be influenced by their thoughts, words, and lifestyle. We owe a lot to our Roman predecessors, not just in language, but even the way we entertain ourselves. […]

Dionysus Bacchus Wine statue portrait.
Ancient History

Roman Mindset, Society, and Economy

December 20, 2020

Rich Romans lived a comfortable and luxurious life, while many poor ones were begging, stealing, and urinating on the streets. The Roman mindset was not based on cruelty, but much of what they did was inevitably cruel because the acts of bloodiness were just a normal part of their lives. […]

Royalty-free stock photo ID: 89938249 Roman addressing people during dinner. Created by Levy, published on L'Illustration, Journal Universel, Paris, 1858
History

Ancient Roman Virtues and Power

December 20, 2020

For a while, all Romans had to serve in the military, regardless of their social rank and status. It was not a duty, but an honor to do so. Does that mean that war was one of the ancient Roman virtues? […]

Stone statue of Tutankhamun
Ancient History

Was the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun Murdered?

December 14, 2020

Tutankhamun is an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. The discovery of his mummy was a great achievement in the field of archaeology. However, his sudden death at a young age 18 led several Egyptologists to believe that he was murdered. […]

Stone statue of Tutankhamun
Ancient History

How Did Tutankhamun’s Mummy Remain Intact Inside the Tomb?

December 14, 2020

Tutankhamun was on of the most famous kings of ancient Egypt. He was eight years old when he took over his father’s throne as the king of Egypt and died after ten years of reign at the age of 18. His mummy was found intact inside his tomb that was discovered in 1922 by the English archaeologist Howard Carter. […]

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