by Damien F. Mackey This article will really be a dramatic development of the already radical conclusions at which I had arrived in “The Shattering Fall of Queen Nefertiti”, in which I had identified Nefertiti as the biblical Queen Jezebel, and had identified the overseer of Jezebel’s death, general Jehu, with Nefertiti’s contemporary, Horemheb. Introduction… Continue reading Queen Tiy and Queen Nefertiti Merged into One
About a decade ago, when I was sitting in one of my early art history courses, my professor offhandedly mentioned some speculations that Imhotep, the architect of the Stepped Pyramid at Djoser (ca. 2530-2611 BC, shown right), may have been the biblical figure Joseph of Egypt. I have been quite skeptical of this theory for… Continue reading Imhotep, Joseph of Egypt?
(2589-2566 BC) was the 4th Dynasty (2613-2498) pharaoh who built the Great Pyramid of Giza. Originally, the Great Pyramid stood 481 feet (146.6 m) tall. Although commonly called Cheops (and also Suphis) because of the late Greek influence on Egypt, the name Khufu is the original ancient Egyptian name for this king as demonstrated by… Continue reading Khufu
was a pharaoh from the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) who was a prolific builder and a relatively benevolent ruler. His reign lasted almost 40 years and was both stable and prosperous. He took the throne of Egypt at the early age of 12. His great-grandfather was Thutmosis III. His parents were Thutmosis IV and Queen… Continue reading Amenhotep III
Horus Name Horus Neb-Maat, “Horus, Lord of the Cosmological Order” Nebty Name Neb-maat-nebty “The Two Ladies, the Lord of the Cosmological Order Golden Horus Name Bik-nub “The Golden Falcon” Praenomen Sneferu, Snofru Nomen Snefru, Snofru Manetho Soris King Lists Snofru Alternate Names Snefru, Sneferu, Seneferu, Snefrou, Snofrou, Snofru Dates manetho reigned 29 years
During the Taliban rule in Afghanistan, large carved Buddhist sculptures on cliff walls were desecrated. Photos documenting the Buddhas before and after their destruction were featured in the exhibit Afghanistan: A Timeless History that I saw at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston in 2002. The exhibition was introduced with a statement and photo of… Continue reading Queen Hatshepsut Pharaoh