Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
Early Egyptians lacked scientific knowledge to explain events such as why the Nile flooded annually, how the sun rose and set each day, and how the world was created. They used stories about gods and goddesses, called myths, to explain these natural events and to reflect their society's ideals. Religious significance separates myth from folk tales or legends as myths are considered both sacred and true.One ancient Egyptian creation myth originating from Heliopolis relates the story of the Ennead, or group of nine gods. It tells of a time when nothing existed. The primordial waters of chaos receded and left in their wake a mound of fertile black soil on which the god Atum was seated. From himself, he created the deities Shu and Tefnut. Shu and Tefnut gave birth to Geb and Nut who gave birth to Osiris, Isis, Seth, and Nephthys.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
As 'Lord of the Two Lands' the pharaoh was the ruler of Upper and Lower Egypt. He owned all of the land, made laws, collected taxes, and defended Egypt against foreigners.
As 'High Priest of Every Temple', the pharaoh represented the gods on Earth. He performed rituals and built temples to honour the gods.
Many pharaohs went to war when their land was threatened or when they wanted to control foreign lands. If the pharaoh won the battle, the conquered people had to recognise the Egyptian pharaoh as their ruler and offer him the finest and most valuable goods from their land.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Akhenaten lived at the peak of Egypt's imperial glory. Egypt had never been richer, more powerful, or more secure. Up and down the Nile, workers built hundreds of temples to pay homage to the Gods. They believed that if the Gods were pleased, Egypt would prosper. And so it did.
Akhenaten and his family lived in the great religious center of Thebes, city of the God Amun. There were thousands of priests who served the Gods. Religion was the 'business' of the time, many earning their living connected to the worship of the gods.
All indications are that as a child Akhenaten was a family outcast. Scientists are studying the fact that Akhenaten suffered from a disease called Marfan Syndrome, a genetic defect that damages the body's connective tissue. Symptoms include, short torso, long head, neck, arms, hand and feet, pronounced collarbones, pot belly, heavy thighs, and poor muscle tone. Those who inherit it are often unusually tall and are likely to have weakened aortas that can rupture. They can die at an early age. If Akhnaton had the disease each of his daughters had a 50-50 change of inheriting it. That is why his daughters are shown with similar symptoms.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Antiquities said at its last meeting on the request by the American Research Centre on the use of a Japanese company to carry out an archaeological survey using laser synagogues in Luxor and Karnak, for a number of digital images for use in analysis and identification of sensitive Synthetic temple buildings in certain designated areas movements of the earth. It also helps in the evaluation study changes in the level of the base loads for buildings
The newspaper world today that the Standing Committee approved the draft submitted after the presentation to the Institute of Laser Egypt for approval before implementation and action must be taken in conjunction with the projects sector Supreme Council of Antiquities
On the other hand, the Standing Committee agreed to the participation of two universities in the Americas projects in the coming period, as the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Mission, headed by Dr. Joseph and make the execution of the richest in South Abidos Sohag includes a Man in a cemetery Senusret III and the Governor's house, and restoration architect of the precise number Other graves.
As the Mission League bin Hest America updating branches in the Alaozyreon to learn modern sediment thickness and reduce the level of water lake region and the lifting of stones falling within the lake and disinfected.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Egyptian Geography Section:After the whole developments of this site, we have realized that we must provide our visitors with some information about the Egyptian geography and the tourism in Egypt, that will make reaching Egypt an easy thing and in Egypt you could know more and more about The pharaohs. If you want to visit this section please click the shape from the bar at the top of every page that seems to the one in the right.