The Egyptians

Articles on the culture, history, and peoples of Ancient Egypt


Ancient Egypt Timeline

Period Date Dynasty Important People Important Events Late Predynastic 3100 BC – 2950 BC 0 Menes North and south Egypt united  Hieroglyphic writing developed Early Dynastic 2950 BC – 2575 BC 1 Menes  Imhotep  Dzoser Memphis capital of Egypt  First...

Egyptians – Bibliography

Discovering Egypt – Mark Millmore Ancient Egypt Timeline – Piero Scaruffi Ancient Egypt Timeline – BBC Pharaonic Egypt Egypt, Secrets of an Ancient World – National Geographic Ancient Egypt – Thinkquest Ancient...
The Egyptians – Numerals

The Egyptians – Numerals

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words There were different hieroglyphs for 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000 and 1,000,000 =1 = 10 = 100 = 1,000 = 10,000 = 100,000 = 1,000,000 Numbers were written with the highest number first...
The Egyptians – Hieroglyphs

The Egyptians – Hieroglyphs

The Egyptians wrote in hieroglyphs using symbols for both numbers and words Different symbols were used for the most commonly used words. For names and words without symbols they used the symbols below. Hieroglyphic writing could be written in rows or columns. They...

Ancient Egypt Society Quickquiz

1. The Pharaoh was the head of Ancient Egyptian society 2. People believed the Pharaoh to be a God on Earth 3. The vizier was the Pharaoh’s chief advisor 4. Soldiers were more important than nobles 5. Nobles ruled over regions called Nomes 6. Priests taught...
The Egyptians – Mummies

The Egyptians – Mummies

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a person died they made a journey to the next...
The Egyptians – Pyramids

The Egyptians – Pyramids

The Ancient Egyptians believed that when a pharaoh died he became Osiris, the king of the dead. They believed that for the dead pharaoh to carry out his duties as king of the dead his ka (soul or spirit) which remained with the body, had to be looked after.   In...

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The Egyptians – Farming

The Egyptians – Farming

One of the reasons why the Ancient Egyptian civilisation was so successful was the fact that they were able to farm the fertile soil around the Nile and produce their own food and cloth. The river Nile is the longest river in the World. The source of the river is in...
Egyptian Clothing: Pharoahs to Commoners

Egyptian Clothing: Pharoahs to Commoners

For more information on Egyptian clothing and other counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   Egyptian clothing was made from locally-sourced materials—as were clothes...
The Egyptians – Food

The Egyptians – Food

Although Egypt is a hot, desert country where the lack of water makes it difficult to grow crops and raise animals, the annual flooding of the river Nile (inundation) between the months of June and September made the Nile Valley one of the most fertile areas of the...
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