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Ancient Egypt offers a wide range of topics to explore. These topics provide a starting point for exploring the rich and complex civilization of Ancient Egypt. Each area offers a unique perspective on the history, culture, and achievements of this remarkable ancient civilization.

Syrian men depicted bringing tribute of vases, weaponry and animals (including horses and bears) to Egypt, within the tomb chapel of the vizier Rekhmire (TT100). An example of trade between the nations.

Syrian men bringing tribute to Egypt

Syrian men depicted bringing tribute of vases, weaponry and animals (including horses and bears) to Egypt, within the tomb chapel of the vizier Rekhmire (TT100). An example of trade between the nations. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III – Amenhotep II, c. 1479-1400 B.C.Valley of the Nobles, Theban NecropolisPhotograph by manna4u

Keftiu Minoan Cretan men visit Egypt. Tomb chapel of the vizier Rekhmire (TT100). Photograph by manna4u

Keftiu Minoan Cretan men visit Egypt

Keftiu (Minoan, Cretan, later Mycenaean) men depicted bringing tribute within the tomb chapel of the vizier Rekhmire (TT100). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, reign of Thutmose III – Amenhotep II, c. 1479-1400 B.C. Valley of the Nobles, Theban Necropolis

Relief of Sobek

Relief of Sobek

Detail of a bas relief depicting the crocodile headed god Sobek at Temple of Kom Ombo. Sobek was associated with the Nile River and was often depicted as a powerful and fearsome deity with the head of a crocodile and the body of a human. He was believed to have control over the waters and...

Wine Making in Ancient Egypt

Wine in ancient Egypt

In ancient Egypt, wine played a significant role in their culture and society. It was considered a luxury item and was consumed by both the elite and common people. Wine was produced from grapes and other fruits, and it was often used in religious ceremonies, as offerings to the gods, and for medicinal purposes. The...

A view of the Pyramids of Giza along the Nile River at sunset. Photograph, 1934.

What is important about ancient Egypt?

Ancient Egypt refers to the civilization that thrived in the Nile Valley of northeastern Africa from around 3200 BC to 30 BC. It was one of the world’s earliest and most enduring civilizations, known for its rich cultural heritage, monumental architecture, advanced agricultural practices, and complex religious beliefs. Ancient Egypt was ruled by pharaohs, who...

Nubian dancing girl

Nubian dancing girl

A wall painting of a Nubian dancing girl appears in the procession of tribute for king Thutmose IV (Tomb of Horemheb, TT78). This scene is depicted within the Tomb of Horemheb, not the later king with the same name, but an Official of King Thutmose IV. Horemheb held many titles, including; “Great Confidant of the...

Sarcophagus of Nectanebo II

Sarcophagus of Nectanebo II

The conglomerate sarcophagus of Nectanebo II was discovered after being used as a bath in the Attarin Mosque, the former Church of St Athanasius, in Alexandria, Egypt. Drill holes at the bottom of the coffin, used for drainage, had been installed and are still very noticeable. Unfortunately, due to it being used as a bath,...

A detail of a wall painting depicts Ameneminet presents a libation offering to Amenhotep III & Queen Tiye.

Ameneminet presents a libation offering

A detail of a wall painting depicts Ameneminet presenting a libation offering to Amenhotep III & Queen Tiye. Ameneminet was an Ancient Egyptian priest, who worked in dedication to the deity Ptah-Sokar, at Amenhotep III’s Temple of Millions of Years. Ritual Libation in Ancient Egypt Ritual libation was an important practice in ancient Egypt. It...

Tomb of Neferhotep TT49

Tomb of Neferhotep TT49

A woman’s offerings became clear after laser cleaning New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, c. 1320 B.C. Thebes, Tomb of Neferhotep (TT49). Since its construction, the tomb of Neferhotep (late 18th Dynasty) had been used for storing cattle and even as housing. When Jean-Fran├žois Champollion entered the tomb, he wrote, “Now the tomb is almost completely damaged....