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Nefertiti -The Mystery to be uncovered

Hi guys, this world is a mysterious place with a whole lot of mysteries in it.

There is one such mysterious mystery (Try to say mysterious mystery faster three times, it’s a tongue twister!) that has puzzled thousands of archaeologist around the world. 336 more words

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Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Fariskur (1250)

Here, at long last, is the eagerly (?) awaited conclusion to February’s story of the Seventh Crusade’s Battle of Mansurah. When last we left our plucky yet doomed Crusaders, under the command of the willing but not really able Louis IX of France (d. 962 more words

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Ancient Hebrew Law VS. The Code Of Hammurabi

The ancient Hebrew law and the code of Hammurabi are two very different sets of written law. The code of Hammurabi was written by Hammurabi, a king of Egypt. 886 more words


The Flame Before Us by Richard Abbott

Being what you may call an amateur historian since my teens, oh those many years ago, I am always looking for material, whether non-fiction or fiction, to feed me; to teach me.   228 more words

Book Review

Song of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Cleopatra Selene, daughter of Mark Antony and Queen Cleopatra is once again marvelously portrayed by Stephanie Dray in the second book of this trilogy tale.  The author is on form as she brings the child of book one into a woman driven by the prospect of becoming Queen of Egypt and restoring Isis to prominence.   168 more words

Book Review

Today in Middle Eastern history: Hosni Mubarak resigns (2011)

It’s now been five years since Hosni Mubarak stepped down in the face of massive Arab Spring protests against the incompetence and repression of his regime. 451 more words

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Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of al-Mansurah begins (1250)

We’ve already met King Louis IX of France (d. 1270) and his failed Eighth Crusade against Tunis. Rather than wax on again about his importance to the later Crusading movement, and his, shall we say, shortcomings as a Crusader, I’ll just paste what I wrote previously: 1,476 more words

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