Worship The history of the development of Amun’s worship is fascinating. He started as a deity worshiped only in Thebes. After the pharaohs moved their capital to Thebes, Amun became a major god. During the Eighteenth Dynasty, he assimilated with Ra and grew in importance. Many of the Eighteenth Dynasty kings commissioned frescos showing Amun-Ra fathering […]

Yummy Honeymoons for Food Travelers

  Soldiers protected Egypt from outside attacks and ended social uprisings. At times, they also oversaw the lowest classes when they built the pyramids. Second sons would often join the army because they gained wealth. They could get booty from battles and the pharaoh might reward them with land for their service. © Tim Dawson – Relief […]

Zahi Hawass revealing secrets

WORDS OF WELCOME   I am very glad to see the Coptic Museum entering a new era. The Museum itself has been under renovation for over five years. The historic buildings and the priceless artifacts housed in them have been painstakingly conserved, and the displays have been beautifully renewed. As part of the rebirth of […]

First Intermediate Period (2181 – 2055 BC)

First Intermediate Period (2181 – 2055 BC) The First Intermediate Period began sometime after the death of Pepi II, who had lived to be into his 90s, which meant that he had outlived his heirs. That caused problems with the succession, and the growing power of the provincial governors exacerbated matters. © Udimu – Soldier Figurines […]

“Hatshepsut” The story of one of the greatest queens of the Pharaohs, ruled Egypt and immortalized by history

Hatshepsut Has captured Amun Hatshepsut , is the queen governor of ancient Egyptian , which is the fifth in the sequence of the kings of the family eighteen , was sentenced after the death of her husband King Tuthmosis II as guardians of the young king Thutmose III in the beginning and then Congeniality and the daughter of the god Amun after it published a story Nakectha in the temple Bahari says In it it was the result of an intimate […]

The Tombs Of The Nobles At Thebes (Luxor)

The Valley of The Nobles is located on the west bank of Luxor in an area called Sheik Abd El-Korna. The site has rock-cut tombs of nobles and high officials of ancient Egypt. These men once served the Pharaohs during the time of the New Kingdom. (1500 – 500 B.C.)   One of the most important tombs in […]

The Temple Of Abydos

The Temple Of Abydos or The Temple of Seti I is located in Abydos, the 8th province in ancient Egypt. The area is considered to be amongst the most famous archaeological sites in the wortld. In ancient times it was called Abdu, and the Greeks called it Abydos             . […]

The Temple Of Medinet Habu

The Temple of Medinet Habu is one of the largest memorial temples in Egypt. It measures 320 m in length (east to west) and about 200 m in width (north to south). After Ramses III died, the temple was built to commemorate him, by orders of the current king himself. A huge mud brick enclosure […]

The Temple Of Dendera

Visitors to Luxor should try to visit the famous Temple of Hathor at Dendera if they have the chance. By taxi, the trip takes about 1 hour, from Luxor. The buses, which are always accompanied by a police convoy, leave at8 AM daily. The entrance fee is LE 35.             […]

The Valley Of The Queens

The Valley of the Queens is an isolated cemetery in the southern part of Thebe’s vast necropolis, on the west bank of Luxor. It contains about 70 tombs, mainly belonging to queens, princesses, princes, and nobles who lived during the XIX and XX dynasties. In general, these tombs are smaller than those belonging to kings. […]