Welcome To The Nile Gift in Egypt

Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, (ˈiː.dʒɪpt (help·info), Egyptian: Kemet; Coptic: Ⲭⲏⲙⲓ Kīmi; Arabic: مصر‎ Miṣr; Egyptian Arabic: Máṣr) is a country in North Africa. The Sinai Peninsula is part of Egypt, but forms a land bridge to Asia. Covering an area of about 1,001,450 square kilometers (386,660 sq mi), Egypt borders Libya to… Continue reading Welcome To The Nile Gift in Egypt

Khufu

(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

Sneferu

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

Converging Pyramids

The Pyramids were not laid out willy-nilly on the Giza Plateau. Each side of each of the three Pyramids lines up precisely east-west or north-south. It’s a bit of a mystery how the ancients achieved such a perfect alignment, considering they did not have the magnetic compass at their disposal. The Pyramids’ proportions are just… Continue reading Converging Pyramids

Interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director of the Pyramids

NOVA: Recently your crews unearthed one of the only intact tombs found since the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in the 1920s. What was that like? Hawass: Very exciting. When I attended the opening of the tomb, it was like looking at the past and the future. There was a big, six-ton sarcophagus. I had… Continue reading Interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director of the Pyramids