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Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

The son of Gaius Julius Caesar and Cleopatra, Caesarion, seems to get most of the press in fiction in relation to the three children borne by Cleopatra with Marcus Antonius, Selene, Helios and Philadelphus.   204 more words

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That must be where they stored the grain

This discovery is still too new for any serious theories to have developed about it, but in case you haven’t noticed a) I like writing about Ancient Egypt and archaeology and b) unexplained thermal anomalies in Egyptian archaeological sites is… 265 more words


Is it really surprising that Egypt's most accomplished vizier would be none other than the Joseph of the Bible?

Joseph (son of Jacob) is a key figure in the Old Testament of the Bible , who became a vizier (sage / viceroy) for an Egyptian pharaoh and during this time was responsible for saving… 582 more words

Correlation Of Egyptian History With The Bible

Final days and words on our time in Egypt....the good, the bad and the ugly.

As we arrived back in an unseasonably chilly Cairo (maximum daily temperatures of 16 degrees in January… brr!) after a couple of days relaxing by the water in Hurghada, it was time to sit back and reflect on the whirlwind 2 weeks we spent in this fascinating country. 603 more words


Today in Middle East history: Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim destroys the Church of the Holy Sepulchre (1009)

First of all, a disclaimer: I am terrified that somebody’s going to read the title of this post, on Twitter probably, not notice the (1009) part or the “Fatimid Caliph al-Hakim” part, and start some kind of nutjob avalanche of reports that the modern Church of the Holy Sepulchre has just been destroyed. 1,900 more words


Welcome to Luxor part 1 - Karnak & Luxor temple

After disembarking the cruise boat now with our guards up it was time to see the sights of Luxor. A city on the east bank of the River Nile, where the ancient city of Thebes was located. 938 more words