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Nefertari: Queen of Egypt

Queen Nefertari was Ramesses II’s first and favorite wife. Archeologists know that she was not born a princess, but this wouldn’t have bothered Ramesses since his father Seti I became pharaoh after his birth. 494 more words


Korinna Laughed: Making Pindar Better

Plutarch, On the Fame of Athens 348 a

“Korinna warned Pindar when he was still young and puffed up over his proper use of diction that he was an uncharming writer [ 269 more words


A place called Thebes: Luxor first part.

The days after we didn’t do anything different. But now that I’m thinking I could do so many things in Cairo. Like going to Memphis and see that big statue from Ramses II, or going to a Mosque, another things for my bucket list. 730 more words


Within the framework of the Middle Kingdom Theban Project, an international mission under the auspices of the University of Alcalá (UAH, Spain) has uncovered over 50 clay jars filled with embalming materials for the mummification of the ancient Egyptian vizier Ipi during the cleaning of the courtyard under his tomb number (TT 315).

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It Only Takes A Few Men To Change History

With the proper motivation and preparation, small numbers of men can do great things.  Numeric limitation is but one part of the equation.  This fact will be illustrated by a story that appears in Cornelius Nepos’s brief biography of a Theban commander named Pelopidas. 32 more words


Place de la Concorde, the Luxor Obelisk

The Place de la Concorde covers 68‘500 square meters in prime Paris location. It is big enough to host 10 football fields. St. Peter’s Square in Rome is not even half as broad, however offers quite some more colonnades and pope audiences. 146 more words


Rameses II at Luxor - Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters K or L

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters K or L.

This post features one of the most popular statues at the temple of Luxor in Egypt, a seated likeness of Rameses II. 60 more words