Ancient Egyptians

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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 Egyptian Culture –...
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...
Mummies in Ancient Egypt and the Process of Mummification

Mummies in Ancient Egypt and the Process of Mummification

For more information on Egyptian mummies and other often 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...
Egyptian Pyramids: The Capstone of Pharaohic Power

Egyptian Pyramids: The Capstone of Pharaohic Power

The Egyptian Pyramids are more than a massive tombstone for deceased pharaohs. 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...
Egyptian Farming: Agriculture in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms

Egyptian Farming: Agriculture in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms

Egyptian farming was the bedrock of the ancient civilization, far more important than symbolic feats such as constructing massive pyramids. One of the reasons why the Ancient Egyptian civilization was so successful was the fact that they were able to farm the fertile...
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...
Ancient Egyptian Food: Dining Like a Pharoah

Ancient Egyptian Food: Dining Like a Pharoah

Ancient Egyptian food is surprisingly diverse considering the arid landscape from which it came. 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)...
Ancient Egyptian Houses: Domiciles From Pharaohs to Farmers

Ancient Egyptian Houses: Domiciles From Pharaohs to Farmers

Ancient Egyptian houses and their architectural styles were influenced by the environment, the wealth of their inhabitants, and the size of their household. There are no forests in Egypt so wood is scarce and is not used for house building. The earliest inhabitants of...
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