Re in the form of a cat slays the snake Apep

Re in the form of a cat slays the snake Apep

Under a sacred sycamore, the Great Cat of Heliopolis, one of the forms taken by Ra called Miw-aa or the great cat, attacking the evil serpent Apep (or Apophis), god of the underworld and symbol …

Interior of the Tomb of King Thutmose III

Interior of the Tomb of King Thutmose III

Simple in form, muted in color, the art in the Tomb of Thutmose III (KV34) depicts the defeat of the serpent of chaos, Apep, a key episode of the Book of the Dead. The stone …

Learn Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Learn ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs step by step Grammar lessons were competently prepared to suit all beginners; and they were arranged progressively according to its use and order. These lessons focused on the ancient Egyptian writing …

Some interesting facts about ancient Egypt

The history of ancient Egypt was indebted to the Nile River and its dependable seasonable flooding. The river’s predictability and the fertile soils it provided allowed the Egyptians to build an empire on the basis …

Food and Honey in Ancient Egypt

Egypt was a land of plenty – the Nile’s yearly inundation allowed for a wealth of food, making enough food so everyone in the country could be fed for a year and still have more …

Baboons were trained in Ancient Egypt to catch criminals

The most surprising use for trained baboons was as police animals. Hieroglyphs and artwork have survived the ages depicting Egyptian authorities using baboons on leashes to apprehend criminals, in much the way modern police would …

Gold in Ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, gold, silver and electrum were the metals of choice for making jewelry. Due to its brilliance and incorruptibility, gold was associated with the Sun and the concept of immortality (hence the decision …

Beer in Ancient Egypt

Beer and wine were the two most common alcoholic drinks in ancient Egypt. Beer was drunk regularly and was therefore one of the most important things to receive as an offering after death. Numerous offering …

One of the two lions of god Aker

One of the two lions of god Aker, who was closely associated with the journey of the sun through the realms of the underworld. Aker appears as a pair of twin lions, one named Duaw …