Ancient Egypt

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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, 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, while other tidbits may be a new discovery on your path to broadening your knowledge.

The Pharaohs

The life of the Egyptian pharaohs was filled with power, glory, murder, deceit and mystery. A woman dressed as a man to rule Egypt as pharaoh; another pharaoh would stop at almost nothing to institute a monotheistic religion and a boy king was cut down in the prime of life. Also have a look at our list of most famous pharaohs.

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 appearance, there was also much more to the personalities and lives of these royal ladies than mere looks alone.

The Pyramids

The construction of the Egyptian pyramids have dumbfounded the world for centuries. It seems incongruous that anyone could have successfully managed such massive construction projects. Yet, thousands of years later, the pyramids rise above the sand filled deserts of Egypt as a testament to their builders.

King Tut Sarcophagus
King Tut's Tomb entrance


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 young age. Return to ancient Egypt to find out more about the life of King Tut, his mask, sarcophagus and family and have a look at these interesting King Tut Facts.

Queen Cleopatra
Painting of Queen Cleopatra


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.'