The Pyramid Texts were funerary inscriptions that were written on the walls of the early Ancient Egyptian pyramids at Sakkara. These date back to the fifth and sixth dynasties, approximately the years 2350-2175 B.C.E. However, because of extensive internal evidence, it is believed that they were composed much earlier, circa 3000 B.C.E. The Pyramid Texts… Continue reading Ancient Egypt Pyramids Texts
The waters of the Nile came from annual rains in the tropics to the south of Egypt. The Nile rose in early July, and in October it receded, leaving little water and a layer of black, fertile soil — inspiring people there to call the area the Black Land.
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
(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
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
Towards the end of the fourth millennium BC several independent city-states were unified to form a single state, marking the beginning of over 3,000 years of pharaonic civilisation in the Nile Valley. Fertile earth left behind after the yearly Nile flood provided the basis for Egypt’s agricultural prosperity, a key factor in the longevity of the… Continue reading Ancient Egypt