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
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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).
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
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
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