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Painted Queen Announcement!

We are delighted to announce that HarperCollins has accepted a finished manuscript of The Painted Queen, started by Elizabeth Peters and completed by her dear friend and fellow mystery writer Joan Hess.   14 more words

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How did the Jews become slaves in Egypt?

Just to be clear: no Jews became slaves in Egypt, just as no Canadians died in the Black Plague of the 14th century. 349 more words


How did ancient people describe the physical appearance of Hebrews?

The Ibscha Relief from the tomb of Khnumhotep II shows Semitic traders as light-brown-skinned people with tailored beards and curly black hair—in contrast with Egyptians, with longer straight hair, and a darker complexion. 11 more words


Hetepheres II

Hetepheres II was an Egyptian princess who was a daughter of the Old Kingdom Pharaoh Khufu (the guy who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza). There is a bizarre legend claiming that Khufu forced her into prostitution in order to raise funds for the pyramid’s construction, but this is considered very unlikely by most Egyptologists. 83 more words


Emily and the new blog!

Good day all of you on the internet! My name is Emily Thompson, and this is my blog for my class at Samford University. Well… I should say “my blog for my class that I used as an excuse to research mythology”. 154 more words

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