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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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?
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