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    The Sun God & the Priests of Amun

    There was another power in Egypt which had been growing long before Amenhotep III came to the throne: the cult of Amun. Land ownership...

    Akhetaten & Amarna Art

    Life in his palace at Akhetaten seems to have been his primary concern. The city was built on virgin land in the middle of...

    Queen Hatshepsut: Daughter of Amun, Pharaoh of Egypt

    Hatshepsut, whose name means "Foremost of Noble Women" or "First Among Noble Women" (royal name, Ma’at-ka-re, translated as "spirit of harmony and truth") was the fifth...

    Egyptian Empire

    The Egyptian Empire rose during the period of the New Kingdom (c. 1570- c. 1069 BCE), when the country reached its height of wealth, international prestige, and military...

    Horus & the King

    Having conquered Set and restored order, Horus became known as Horu-Sema-Tawy, The Horus, Uniter of the Two Lands. He reinstated the policies of his parents,...

    The Armies of the Empire of Egypt

    The first standing army in Egypt was established by Amenemhat I (c. 1991-1962 BCE) of the 12th Dynasty in the Middle Kingdom. Prior to...

    Beginning of the New Kingdom

    The Middle Kingdom had been a time of unity and prosperity which dissolved during the 13th Dynasty so that by c. 1782 BCE a...

    Nefertiti

    Nefertiti (c. 1370 - c. 1336 BCE) was the wife of the pharaohAkhenaten of the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Her name means, `the beautiful one has come’ and,...

    The Hyksos in Egypt

    Contrary to the claims of New Kingdom scribes, Manetho, Josephus - and even later historians of the 20th century CE - the Second Intermediate Period...

    Animal Husbandry, Crops, & Products in egypt

    The Egyptians maintained a largely vegetarian diet. Meat was expensive, could not last long as there was no concept of refrigeration, and so was...