Dress and Fashion in Ancient Egypt

The hot and sunny climate of Ancient Egypt meant that simple lightweight linen clothes were the preferred choice of most Egyptians. Whilst a number of examples of New Kingdom textiles have survived, studies of Ancient Egyptian dress and textiles are still largely based upon the study of wall paintings, reliefs and sculptures. The well documented… Continue reading Dress and Fashion in Ancient Egypt

The Governmental System In Ancient Egypt

Sample image Egypt had one of the first organized governments. Before Upper and Lower Egypt were united, each area was ruled by a king. In 3100 BC, after the country was united into a centralized system of government, it was then divided into 42 nomes, or regions. A governor ruled each region but had to… Continue reading The Governmental System In Ancient Egypt

Egyptology

Egyptology is the study of Ancient Egypt and Egyptian antiquities and is a regional and thematic branch of the larger disciplines of ancient history and archeology. A practitioner of the discipline is an Egyptologist, though Egyptology is not exclusive to such practitioners. Development of the field: Egyptology investigates the range of Ancient Egyptian cultures (language,… Continue reading Egyptology

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

Amenhotep IV

Amenhotep IV (throne name Nefer-kheperue-re) becomes Akhenaten, the famous “heretic” pharaoh. Akhenaten (1352-1336 BC) was son of Amenhotep III and Queen Tiy. During his reign both the art and religion in Egypt were marked by rapid change. When he initially succeeded the throne he was known as Amenhotep IV, but changed his name to Akhenaten… Continue reading Amenhotep IV