The mummy of Tutankhamun is the only New Kingdom royal mummy that had lain undisturbed in its tomb until the excavation-season of 1925/26, when Howard Carter finally removed the lid of the third and last mumm coffin.
Before Carter and his men lay an impressive, neat and carefully made mummy, over which has been poured anointing oils and occupying the whole interior of the third coffin. A brilliant golden mummy mask was found hiding the mummy's head. Two golden hands, holding the royal insignia, lay upon the mummy's chest and just below, a Ba-bird was to protect the mummy.
The enormous amount of anointing oils that had been poured over the mummy had, in the years, consolidated and formed a thick, black layer that literally glued the mummy to…
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This is just a quick post to say that I have now been through all of the Categories on all the Pages of this wiki and have made them all consice throughout the website.
There were alot that were different versions of the same idea, such as Culture and Egyptian Culture. These have all now gone so there are not pointless duplicates of categories.
As well for our Wanted Pages list we have finally gone below the 1000 wanted pages mark which is good.
It has only taken us about four months to reach this!
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This is the first official update on the current staus of the Wiki
As it stands we have over 1000 wanted pages to create content for, and in addition most of the pages on this wiki still need checking through as almost none of them have been references properly to make them reliable for users coming to this site.
We could really do with more people who wish to help fix this wiki as quick as possible, so that we may then start to expand on the content on this wiki :)
The homepage will be changing over the next few days to make it more official, and to start to look how we will want it to once the final versio is up and running.
The guidleines as well will be added to in the newxt day or two.
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Ancient Egyptian religion Egyptian God Osirus Osirus was the eldest son of Geb and Nut . The brother of Nepthys ,Seth and Isis . He His brother Set is his enemy. Osirus was brother and husband of Isis and they have a child, Horus.
Osirus was a god of death and rebirth. On the one hand, he is the Lord of the Underworld, where he sits and passes judgment on the souls of the dead. On the other hand, he is responsible for the periodic flooding of the Nile River, and therefore, the fertility of the land.
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The Egyptians saw animals as incarnations of the gods and were one of the first civilizations to keep household pets. Egyptians were particularly fond of cats, which were associated with the goddess Bastet, but they also had a reverence for hawks, ibises, dogs, lions and baboons. Many of these animals held a special place in the Egyptian home, and they were often mummified and buried with their owners after they died. Other creatures were specially trained to work as helper animals. Egyptian police officers, for example, were known to use dogs and even trained monkeys (baboons) to assist them when out on patrol.Read more >
By the 4th millennium BCE shipping was well established, and the donkey and possibly the dromedary had been domesticated. Egyptians of the Naqada I period imported obsidian from Ethiopia, traded with Nubia to the south, the oases of the western desert to the west, and the cultures of the eastern Mediterranean to the east.
Pottery and other artifacts from the Levant that date to the Naqadan era have been found in ancient Egypt.
Egyptian artifacts dating to this era have been found in Canaan and other regions of the Near East, including Tell Brak and Uruk and Susa in Mesopotamia. By the second half of the 4th millennium BCE, the gemstone lapis lazuli was being traded from its only known source in the ancient world—Badakshan, from the Indus Valley Civilizat…Read more >
]]Egyptian art commonly depicts pharaohs as being trim and statuesque, but this was most likely not the case. The Egyptian diet of beer, wine, bread and honey was high in sugar, and studies show that it may have done a number on royal waistlines. Examinations of mummies have indicated that many Egyptian rulers were unhealthy and overweight, and even suffered from diabetes. A notable example is the legendary Queen Hatshepsut, who lived in the 15th century B.C. While her sarcophagus depicts her as slender and athletic, historians believe she was actually obese and balding. A wall relief of an obese male with folds of flesh, gynaecomastia and a paunch. It was not unusual for pharaohs and wealthy people to have themselves portrayed with rolls …Read more >
While they may have been publicly and socially viewed as inferior to men, Egyptian women enjoyed a great deal of legal and financial independence. They could buy and sell property, serve on juries, make wills and even enter into legal contracts. Egyptian women did not typically work outside the home, but those who did usually received equal pay for doing the same jobs as men. Unlike the women of ancient Greece, who were effectively owned by their husbands, Egyptian women also had the right to divorce and remarry. Egyptian couples were even known to negotiate an ancient prenuptial agreement. These contracts listed all the property and wealth the woman had
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brought into the marriage and guaranteed that she would be compensated for it in the …
Ancient Egypt’s links with the eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia are well known and much studied, but its connections with the continent of Africa are more obscure.
's Discovery]] The Nile Valley’s geographical ties to Africa are obvious: and culturally, ancient Egypt owed much to its North African roots. Indeed, anthropologists of the early twentieth century remarked on the African-ness of some key aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, including its defining feature, the doctrine of divine kingship. Such views are rarely expressed today, yet the fact remains that Egypt had every reason, political as well as economic, to take an interest in its African neighbours. In an attempt to re-balance the accustomed view of pharaonic foreign rel…Read more >
Ancient Egyptian government has not been characterized by a democratic system. Power was concentrated in one person Pharaoh. He controlled and dominated the country. Pharaoh was considered a living god with ultimate control over the people and the land. His eldest son was usually his successor.Egypt had traits of theocracy as well. Religion has not been kept out of the state. Priests and holy men who have formed their own class exerted sufficient influence on the government. They were respected and considered a higher class of society in relation to the commoners.
 The government structure of ancient Egypt other officials, including viziers, military commanders, generals and treasurers, Minister of Public Works and tax collectors, who …Read more >
No body knew the real meaning of the name Pharaoh If you want to knew you must understand Hebrew ,and Hieroglyphics. We commonly refer to the kings of Ancient Egypt as "Pharaohs". This was in fact the word used by the Greeks and the Hebrews to denote the rulers of the Nile-country.Ptolemy II ordered some Jews in Egypt (72 members) (called SEPTUAGINT) to wright down the old testament by the Greek language. There are many types of Greek language : Ionia , Athens , Corinth , Argos , Euboea , and Modern Greek. I discovered the confusion occurred in letters "L" and "ph".during the catastrophic Ptolemaic reign .That was a little from a disastrous effect upon religion and language of both Egyptian and Jews .
[ The Rosetta stone had been written …
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Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Egyptian Facts
The world's fascination with mummies started the day Howard Carter unearthed the tomb of Tutenkhamen. The mummy had captured the imagination of historians throughout the world has led to a beginning endless quest to find answers and even mummies. Mummies, but not unique to ancient Egypt, were an important part of their culture. Death and the afterlife was an important aspect of their culture.  The ancient Egyptians had a god devoted to death, Anubis, the god of death, the surgeon and healers. It has been linked to the process of mummification. Previously, he was invoked while the Pharaoh is buried. The high priest donned the mask of Anubis while leading the mummification. This was done because o…Read more >