Ancient Egypt Online
Ancient Egypt is one of the most fascinating of the ancient civilizations. Even today, the manner in which modern Egypt has melded with the ancient world is positively astounding. One cannot help but notice that the pull of the ancient world is still very much a part of modern cities such as Cairo and Alexandria.
While it would take volumes to write a comprehensive guide to ancient Egypt, we have attempted to provide an introduction to many of the fascinating aspects of daily life in ancient Egypt. In the following pages you will find information about topics most commonly associated with the history of ancient Egypt. Some of this information may be well known facts to you and other tidbits may be a new discovery on your path to broadening your knowledge.
The Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs - Life of the ancient Egyptian pharaohs was filled with power, glory, murder, deceit and mystery. Slip into the world of ancient Egypt where a woman dressed as a man to rule Egypt as pharaoh, then mysteriously disappeared; another pharaoh would stop at almost nothing to institute a monotheistic religion and a boy king was cut down in the prime of life. Since his tomb was first uncovered by Howard Carter in 1922, the world has been curious and in awe of the 'Boy King' who died such a mysterious death at such a
The Queens of Egypt - The many queens of Egypt have long been regarded as the most beautiful, seductive women ever to grace a throne. While they obviously knew how to make the most of their appearances, there was also much more to the personalities and lives of these royal ladies than mere looks alone.
Queen Cleopatra's beauty, ability to seduce powerful men and love affairs is truly the stuff of legends. Spend a few moments in Cleopatra's ancient Egypt to find out a few little known facts about this amazing 'last pharaoh.'
Egyptian Hieroglyphics - Egypt was one of the first, if not the first, civilization to develop a system of writing. Comprised of thousands of symbols, the Egyptian hieroglyphics are a study in art as well as linguistics.
Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses - The world of ancient Egypt was ruled by more than mere pharaohs, even they had to answer to someone. The Egyptian Gods and Goddesses ruled the lives of the Egyptians with an iron fist. When the gods of Egypt weren't busy with reigning, they were engaged in love affairs, intrigues and murder.
The Egyptian Pyramids - The construction of the Egyptian pyramids have dumbfounded the world for generations, if not centuries. It seems incongruous that anyone, especially an ancient civilization, could have successfully managed such massive construction projects such as the pyramids of Egypt. Yet, even thousands of years later, the pyramids rise above the sand filled deserts of Egypt as a testament to their builders.
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt -
You can read the answer to these and other questions in this series of articles about the daily life in ancient Egypt.
Egypt Mummies - Obsessed with the afterlife, and the avoidance of death, the ancient Egyptians are most often known for their mummies. Find out more about the ancient process of mummification and why it is truly an art form in its own right.
Ancient Egypt Map - See for yourself where ancient Egyptian landmarks were located on these maps of Egypt: